The production team for the upcoming anime film SAND LAND have revealed six additional characters joining the voice cast and a new key visual on their Twitter account. The film is scheduled to be released in Japan on August 18, 2023.
The additional cast members include Akio Ootsuka as Satan, Chafurin as the King, Tomokazu Sugita as Swimmer’s Papa, Kouji Yusa as Pike, Hiroyuki Yoshino as Shark, and Masafumi Kobatake as Guppy. They join other voice cast members that include Satoshi Tsuruoka as General Are and Nobuo Tobita as General Zau.
Meanwhile, the main voice cast features Mutsumi Tamura as Beelzebub, Kazuhiro Yamaji as Rao, and Choo as Thief.
The film’s production staff includes Toshihisa Yokoshima (Tales of Crestoria: The Wake of Sin) as director, Hiroshi Koujina (The Vampire Dies in No Time director) as the direction advisor, Hayashi Mori (Cells at Work! Code Black, Drifting Home) as screenwriter, Yoshikazu Iwanami (Urusei Yatsura 2022) as sound director, and Yuugo Kanno (Detective Conan: Kurogane no Submarine) as music composer. Animation studios Sunrise, Kamikaze Douga, and ANIMA are in charge of the animation production.
The original short manga series was created by Dragon Ball 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 Media releases SAND LAND in English and describes the story as:
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!
Source: SAND LAND Official Anime Twitter