Back in December we learned that Akira Toriyama’s SAND LAND manga would be getting a “screen adaptation,” and now we have a better idea of what’s in the works. An anime film is currently being produced at Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga and ANIMA, and it’s scheduled to open in Japanese theaters on August 18.
To get everyone ready, Akira Toriyama himself whipped up a trio of character visuals:
VIZ Media published SAND LAND in English and gave this description for it:
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 Comic Natalie