Akira Toriyama’s “Sand Land” Film Gets IMAX, 4DX, and MX4D Releases

The anime film version of Akira Toriyama’s famed manga Sand Land is about to have a spectacular opening weekend in Japanese theaters. On Thursday, the movie’s official website made a surprising but thrilling announcement: in addition to conventional screenings, the film will also be shown in IMAX, 4DX, and MX4D. In addition to the news, an exciting new trailer and visuals from the film were released on the website. Sand Land is a thrilling tank-based travel adventure written by Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama.

© バード・スタジオ/集英社 (c)SAND LAND製作委員会
(© Bird Studio/Shueisha (c) SAND LAND Production Committee)

Sand Land plot summary provided by Viz Media: A post-apocalyptic future where conflict has devastated Earth has been described as the backdrop for the compelling tale told in the manga. The dictatorial king here has complete control over the scarce water resources. Sheriff Rao goes in search of a long-lost lake and enlists the help of the king of demons to do so. Beelzebub, the king’s son, and Thief, his crafty sidekick, unexpectedly join Rao. The three strangers set out on a perilous adventure into the desert together, where they must face dragons, robbers, and the mighty army of the King.

Sand Land fans are giddy with anticipation as the highly anticipated movie nears release. Here are some of their reactions:

I’m so giddy that I can hardly stand it! Akira Toriyama’s Sand Land is finally receiving the anime adaptation it truly deserves!”
The trailer’s aesthetics are just breathtaking! I’m already enthralled and counting down the hours till the movie opens in theaters.”
It is beyond exciting that the movie will have its world debut at Comic-Con International San Diego. It will undoubtedly be a memorable occasion.”
Toshihisa Yokoshima’s skill as a director and Akira Toriyama’s superb storytelling are truly a match made in heaven.”

These responses highlight the enthusiastic response from fans and the intense expectation they have for the anime version of Sand Land.

© バード・スタジオ/集英社 (c)SAND LAND製作委員会
(© Bird Studio/Shueisha (c) SAND LAND Production Committee)

Toho, a prestigious distribution business, will release Sand Land in theaters across Japan, giving audiences there the chance to take in the breathtaking vistas and gripping story for themselves. Among the film’s stellar cast are Akio Outsuka as Satan, Chafurin as the King, Tomokazu Sugita as Swimmer’s Papa, Koji Yusa as Pike, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Shark, and Masafumi Kobatake as Guppy.

Sand Land will have its world premiere at this year’s Comic-Con International San Diego on July 21 before its official release. Premiering at the prestigious San Diego Convention Center, guests will get a first look at the highly anticipated film.

The Sand Land anime film is directed by Toshihisa Yokoshima and produced by Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga, and Anima. Hiroshi Koujina provides guidance as the project’s direction advisor. Hayashi Mori wrote the script while Yoshikazu Iwanami oversaw the audio. Yuugo Kanno, best known for his work on JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Psycho-Pass, and Ajin, provides the engaging score.

© バード・スタジオ/集英社 (c)SAND LAND製作委員会
(© Bird Studio/Shueisha (c) SAND LAND Production Committee)

The premiere of Sand Land is slated for August 18, 2023, and anticipation is building as the first special screenings begin that day. Akira Toriyama’s Sand Land will be brought to life on the big screen in a way that fans have never seen before.

Source: Anime News Network

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