In spring 2024, audiences are invited to revisit the dry and desolate wasteland of Sand Land in Sand Land: The Series, an exhilarating new Japanese anime coming exclusively to Hulu from the iconic grandfather of shonen anime, Akira Toriyama. In Sand Land: The Series, viewers are transported to a world where the water supply is all but dried up, with the small amount remaining controlled by a greedy king. Tired of suffering under the king’s rule, Sheriff Rao reaches out to Sand Land’s demons for help, and together, they set off on a journey to discover the “Legendary Spring.”
An exciting retelling of the hit 2023 Sand Land movie, the series will build upon the movie’s original universe, telling new stories featuring the beloved Fiend Prince Beelzebub, Sheriff Rao, and Thief. Based on the popular short story by Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball, and Dr. Slump, Sand Land: The Series is a collaboration between Sunrise, the anime studio behind Mobile Suit Gundam, and Love Live! Series: anime studio Kamikaze Douga, which has gained attention for POPTEPIC and for creating the title sequence for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and ANIMA, which specializes in high-quality 3DCG animation.
The series will star Mutsumi Tamura as the voice of the Fiend Prince Beelzebub, Kazuhiro Yamaji as the voice of Rao, Chō as the voice of Thief, Satoshi Tsuruoka as the voice of General Are, and Nobuo Tobita as the voice of Supreme Commander Zeu, Sand Land: The Series is directed by Toshihisa Yokoshima and is adapted for the screen from Akira Toriyama’s original graphic novel by Hayashi Mori.
Fort hose heading to Anime NYC, Hulu will be celebrating the new series, as well as several of its most popular Anime titles – Hulu Originals Undead Unluck and Tokyo Revengers, as well as Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War – at this weekend’s convention. You can check out the Hulu Animayhem booth can immerse themselves in these fan-favorite titles with unique photo opportunities and specialty giveaways, including a keychain, Animayhem poster, and Hulu green boba tea.