Bandai Namco plans to adapt yet another major title from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. The Japanese video game developer has announced that it will develop Toriyama’s Sand Land manga, written over 20 years ago, into “a full IP.”
The development stage will start with an animated film adaptation of Sand Land. Apart from this, the company has not yet announced any follow-up projects but considering its previous work with the likes of Elden Ring and Dragon Ball, video games are likely to be a part of its future plans with the new IP.
The official description of the upcoming Sand Land animation states: “In a desert world where both demons and humans suffer from an extreme water shortage, Beelzebub, the prince of demons, and Rao, a small-town sheriff, form a tag-team and set off on an adventure in search of the Phantom Lake somewhere in the desert.”
Dragon Ball is arguably Toriyama’s most popular work to date and it recently had a crossover event with Fortnite. He’s also a notable creator in the gaming industry. It really is no surprise why the behemoth company wants to adapt another one of Toriyama’s IPs.
You can watch the teaser trailer below to get a sense of the world of Sand Land: