Bandai Namco Entertainment likes to adapt manga and as such SAND LAND will have the right to a lot of projects for our greatest pleasure.
SAND LAND is therefore a manga by Akira Toriyama, the author of dragonball (just that) published in French in 2002 by Glénat in a single volume. Unlike other works by the artist, this one had the particularity of being entirely drawn by Akira Toriyama. Well, good news, it will also be the subject of several artistic projects, including adaptations.
SAND LAND, a beautiful program
Here is what we were able to discover via the official Twitter account of the work:
The project SAND LAND will therefore see the birth of various partners coming together to create a wide variety of content and thus develop a full license. The project will first begin with the co-production of an animated film by Bandai Namco Filmworks’ Sunrise studio, Kamikaze Douga Co, and ANIMA Inc.
Sand Land tells the story of Beelzebub, the Prince of Demons accompanied by Thief and a former sheriff named Lao. In a futuristic world known as Sand Land, the only river that fed the whole world has suddenly dried up and the only source of drinking water is in the possession of the king who does not hesitate to charge exorbitant prices.
This so-called first project already has a trailer that can also be found here (for those allergic to Twitter):
As you can see it would seem that it is not a pure animation adaptation since we can see the use of CGI a bit like the film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. A good result all the same since obviously the returns of the film were very good when it was released.
For the moment there is no date for the debut of this animation project.