The production team of the next animated film LAND OF SAND revealed six additional characters joining the voice cast and a new key visual on their Twitter account. The film is set to be released in Japan on August 18, 2023.
Additional actors include Akio Ootsuka like satan Chafurin as king, Tomokazu Sugita as a swimming dad, Koji Yusa like pike, Hiroyuki Yoshino like a shark, and Masafumi Kobatake like Guppy. They join other voice cast members which include Satoshi Tsuruoka as general are and Nobuo Tobita as General Broad.
During this time, the main voice features Mutsumi Tamura like Beelzebub, Kazuhiro Yamaji like Rao, and choo as Thief.
The film’s production team includes Toshihisa Yokoshima (Tales of Crestoria: Sin’s Awakening) as a director, Hiroshi Koujina (The vampire dies in no time director) as a management advisor, Hayashi Mori (Cells in action! Code black, come home) as a screenwriter, Yoshikazu Iwanami (Urusei Yatsura 2022) as sound director, and Yuugo Kanno (Detective Conan: Kurogane no submarine) as a music composer. Animation studios Sunrise, Kamikaze DougaAnd ANIMA are in charge of producing the animation.
The original short manga series was created by dragonball Creator Akira Toriyama and serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from May 22, 2000 to August 28, 2000. A single tankoubon volume was released on November 2, 2000.
Viz Press Releases LAND OF SAND in English and describes the story as follows:
In the distant future, war has destroyed the entire Earth, leaving only a barren wasteland where the water supply is controlled by the greedy king. Searching for a long-lost lake, Sheriff Rao asked the Demon King for help…and obtained the King’s son, Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief. Together, the unlikely trio set out across the desert, battling dragons, bandits, and the deadliest enemy 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!