Akira Toriyama's Sand Land is Jumping Over to Anime

Throughout the last 30 years, Akira Toriyama has become best known as the man behind Dragon Ball Z and artist of acclaimed JRPGs like Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest, and Blue Dragon.

As a manga creator, his career goes all the way back to the mid 70s, though not all of his pre and post-Dragon Ball work have transitioned over to anime.

The last of his non-Dragon Ball works to be adapted for anime was Doctor Slump in the late 90's.

Previously revealed earlier in the week before a full reveal at this weekend’s Jump Festa, Toriyama’s sci-fi comedy manga Sand Land is becoming an anime thanks to Bandai Namco Filmworks.

The adaptation is being worked on by studios Sunrise (Gundam: The Witch from Mercury), Anima (Chronos Ruler), and Kamikaze Douga (Star Wars Visions: The Duel).

Like Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero from earlier in the year

Toriyama created the original story for the adaption, which looks to have a CG/3D art style similar to that film.

Currently, it’s not clear if this is a single film or a one-and-done series.

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