Akira Toriyama created Dragon Ball, Dr Slump and also SAND LAND.
I first thought Tank Girl when I saw the thick lines and wilderness in the SAND LAND trailer, but not; it’s more like Borderlands the Gearbox and 2K game.
Our hero/villain, Beelzebub doesn’t seem that scary as he lists his crimes staying up late and not brushing his teeth.
There’s a legion of studios involved in this high-profile cinema release, with Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga and Anima all doing something. Toho will take the anime to the big screen in Japan for an August release.
Viz have the license, and they describe it has;
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!
SAND LAND has been going on paper since 2000.
There’s also a shorter trailer in which Beelzebub appears too busy with a computer game to know that the camera is rolling.
Via Anime News Network.
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