Toriyama’s “Sand Land: The Series” Anime Theme Song Artists Revealed

Akira Toriyama is a legend who led the Shounen revolution single-handedly with Dragon Ball. His feature-length film, Sand Land, was a massive hit and addressed issues such as war, corporate greed, and climate.

The creator’s passion and talent are evident in this series, and an anime series was announced for the manga. More information about the theme song artists have been released.

Akira Toriyama’s SAND LAND announced the opening and ending theme song artists in a new trailer along with a key visual.

鳥山明原作『SAND LAND: THE SERIES』|本予告|世界の映画祭で絶賛された冒険ファンタジー超大作が待望のシリーズ化|Disney+ (ディズニープラス)

The trailer previews Kroi’s opening song “Water Carrier” and Tempalay’s ending song “Drive My Idea.”

The anime will debut its first seven episodes simultaneously on Disney+ Star’s “STAR Anime Series” programming on March 20 and stream on Hulu in the U.S.

The first seven episodes are mostly the recap of the movie. Episodes 7-13 will feature an all-new “Tenshi no Yūsha” (Angelic Heroes) arc, with the story set in a new place called “Forest Land.”

The commemorative visual features Muniel, Beelzebub, Anne, and Rao.

“Sand Land: The Series” Theme Song Artists Revealed
Sandland, Key Visual | Source: Official Website

The series will also feature returning cast and staff members from the film. Toshisha Yokoshima is directing the series at Sunrise. Additionally, two new cast members will appear in the “Tenshi no Yūsha” arc.

CharacterCastOther Works
AnneMikako KomatsuBloom into You (Rei Koito)
MunielAyumu MuraseAltair: A Record of Battles (Mahmut)

While “Sand Land’ looks simple, it is incredibly complex and deals with some of the darker issues of humankind. While the movie was exceptional, the new arc is bound to be a treat!


‘SAND LAND’ is a short manga series by Akira Toriyama. It was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from May to August 2000 and was collected into one tankōbon volume in November 2000 by Shueisha.

A CGI anime film adaptation was released in August 2023, and an original net animation (ONA) series will be streamed worldwide on Disney+ and Hulu in Q2 2024. An action role-playing video game developed by ILCA and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment is set to be released in April 2024.

The story is set in a war-torn future where only a barren wasteland is left and a greedy king controls the water supply. It follows the demon king’s son Beelzebub, his assistant Thief, and Sheriff Rao on a quest to find a long-lost river. The trio encounters many foes on their adventurous journey, including the greedy king’s army.


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