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SAND LAND Anime Makes Global Disney+ Debut on March 20

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Following its theatrical run in Japan, the next stop for the SAND LAND anime is Disney+ in an episodic version that will stream globally starting on March 20. In addition to learning about the timing for the seven-episode run, we know more about the plans beyond that and we have a new teaser video to check out.

The first six episodes of the SAND LAND anime will bring the contents of the film to the small screen, but starting with episode seven it’s moving into new territory. Episodes 7-13 will take the story to Forestland. With the new story arc comes new characters, and the Forestland story will introduce Anna (voiced by Mikako Komatsu) and Meunière (voiced by Ayumu Murase). You can see a new visual illustrated by creator Akira Toriyama above and the teaser video below.

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