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SAND LAND Music Video Shows Off Akira Toriyama Adaptation

SAND LAND music videoSAND LAND, the new anime film based on the Akira Toriyama film of the same name, is headed to theaters in Japan this Friday, August 18. Now ahead of that release comes a new music video that shows off the film and its theme song, “Utopia” by imase.

Here’s what imase had to say about the song:

I was really happy to get the offer because it was my first movie theme song, and it was a dream come true to write a song for a film based on a work by Akira Toriyama, whose Dragon Ball I’ve been reading since I was a child.

Here’s a list of the main cast and staff behind SAND LAND:


  • Mutsumi Tamura as Beelzebub
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji as Rao
  • Chō as Thief
  • Satoshi Tsuruoka as General Are
  • Nobuo Tobita as General Zau


  • Director: Toshihisa Yokoshima (Amanatsu, Cocolors)
  • Direction advisor: Hiroshi Koujina (The Vampire Dies in No Time)
  • Screenplay: Hayashi Mori (Drifting Home)
  • Music: Yugo Kanno (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

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!

Source: Mantan Web

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.