“Sandland” is an adventure manga by the world famous Akira Toriyama. In the future, a war ravaged the earth and turned it into a barren wasteland. The supply of water is controlled by a greedy king. Sheriff Rao is searching for the Phantom Lake in order to end the drought and the king’s tyranny. He meets the Demon King’s song, Beelzebub, and the two form an alliance. Can they find the famous Phantom Lake?
The story is pretty good and fits perfectly as a standalone volume. Although the reader may wonder what the story would’ve been like as a long running series. It would have been pretty interesting to delve into the psychological explanations behind the demon race’s actions, because despite their claims of being evil, the things Beelzebub says he’s done is stuff that’s pretty minor compared to things like genocide. He also willingly helps out Sheriff Rao. Honolulu Akira Toriyama fans should read it.
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