The teaser website for the SANDLAND Project announced on Saturday that a “screen adaptation” of Akira Toriyama‘s SANDLAND manga has been green-lit for next year. Sunrise, Kamikaze Dougaand Anima are producing the animation. The announcement did not specify the medium or format of the adaptation.
the Sandland manga is a short series that Toriyama serialized in Shueisha‘s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from May to August 2000. Shueisha published one compiled book volume of the manga in November 2000.
Viz publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story:
In the far future, war has destroyed the entire Earth, leaving only a barren wasteland where the supply of water is controlled by the greedy king. In search of a long-lost lake, Sheriff Rao asked the king of the demons for help…and got the king’s son, Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief. Together the unlikely trio sets off across the desert, facing dragons, bandits and the deadliest foe of all… the King’s army itself! It’s a travel adventure and tank action in this new story from Akira Toriyamathe creator of Dragon Ball Z!
Toriyama began his first serialized manga, Dr. Slump, in 1980, and it inspired two television anime and multiple films. Toriyama followed it up with Dragon Ball, which ran from 1984 to 1995, and is still inspiring manga and anime sequels and spinoffs today. He is also well-known as the character designer for the DragonQuest, Chrono Triggerand Blue Dragons games.
Source: SANDLAND Project’s website
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