During a San Diego Comic-Con 2023 special screening, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the SAND LAND movie is coming to North America in 2024. The movie will come to the west at least four months after its theatrical release in Japan.
Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga, and ANIMA are producing the new SAND LAND movie with Bandai Namco Entertainment. The movie was originally announced as “SAND LAND project,” which Bandai Namco has expanded to include a brand-new action RPG. SAND LAND is being developed as one of Bandai Namco’s “full IPs.”
TOHO will open SAND LAND in Japanese theaters first on August 18 with regular, IMAX, 4DX, and MX4D screenings. The new film will premiere in 2024 for North America, but a distributor has not been announced yet. Currently, it’s unknown whether the film will be released in theaters or digitally via streaming services in the west.
The voice cast and production staff of SAND LAND may be found below, via Anime News Network:
SAND LAND Voice Cast
- Beelzebub – Mutsumi Tamura
- Rao – Kazuhiro Yamaji
- Thief – Cho
- General Are – Kitoshi Tsuruoka
- General Zau – Nobuo Tobita
- Satan – Akio Ōtsuka
- King – Chafurin
- Swimmer’s Papa – Tomokazu Sugita
- Pike – Koji Yusa
- Shark – Hiroyuki Yoshino
- Guppy – Masafumi Kobatake
- Director: Toshihisa Yokoshima
- Direction Adviser: Hiroshi Koujina
- Scriptwriter: Hayashi Mori
- Sound Supervision: Yoshikazu Iwanami
- Music: Yugo Kanno
Lastly, here’s an overview of SAND LAND from VIZ Media:
About SAND LAND
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!