Akira Toriyama’s short manga Sand Land is getting a new project. A teaser video which uses sand-art to portray the world, character and other settings of the project was revealed on Dec 8, 2022. The teaser also features the main character Beelzebub.
An official website and twitter account for the project have also been opened. The staff claim that this project will adapt to express Sand Land in every possible way. Bandai Namco is involved in the project, though their role is yet unknown.
The official website of the Sand Land project currently has a countdown for Dec 17, 2022 (in Japan), with more information to be revealed on that day.
The format of the project, and other details about it are not revealed yet.
Sand Land is a short manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2000, with its 14 chapters collected into a single tankobon volume, which released the same year in November.
Sand Land was serialized in North America by Viz Media in their English Shonen Jump magazine in 2003. It’s volume was later released in December 2003.
The plot of the manga is described by MAL as follows:
In a future world known as Sand Land, the one river that supplied the entire world had suddenly stopped, and the only source of water is from the greedy king’s overpriced water bottles. Demons and humans live together in a world of drought, until Sheriff Rao confronts Beelzebub in need of a demon on a quest to find the Phantom Lake, a river on which birds called Water Finches supply themselves. Though reluctant at first, Beelzebub goes along (thanks to a good bribe) and brings an older demon, Thief, with him to find the lake for the good of all creatures, whether demon or human.
Source: Official Twitter account.