The SAND LAND anime film—based on the manga by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama—opened in Japan back in August, and now it’s on the way to TV in a different form. The official Twitter account for the anime announced that the film will be split up into episodes and released around the world on Disney+ in spring 2024.
The episodic version of SAND LAND—appropriately titled SAND LAND: THE SERIES—will include new footage that wasn’t featured in the film.
【『SAND LAND: THE SERIES』配信決定！】
— 『SAND LAND(サンドランド)』公式 (@sandland_pj_jp) November 14, 2023
The SAND LAND movie features direction by Toshihisa Yokoshima and Hiroshi Kojina, with production at Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga and ANIMA.
Here’s how VIZ Media describes the original manga:
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 travel adventure and tank action in this new story from Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball Z!
Via Crunchyroll News