Sand Land release schedule: When is episode 8 on Disney Plus and Hulu?

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Sand Land, the hotly anticipated anime based on the late Akira Toriyama's acclaimed manga, is finally here. Unfortunately, it comes bundled with one of the strangest release schedules we've seen in quite some time and it also isn't available (as some might suspect) on either Netflix or Crunchyroll.

Yep, that means you'll need a Disney Plus subscription to take in the dunes of Sand Land. Below, we'll run you through all the key details - including the Sand Land episode 8 release date after the surprise stack of seven episodes released this week.

For more, check out the latest news on the new anime coming your way, including: Demon Slayer season 4, Jujutsu Kaisen season 3, and One-Punch Man season 3.

When is Sand Land episode 8 on Disney Plus and Hulu?

Sand Land series

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Sand Land episode 8 is expected to launch on Hulu and Disney Plus on March 27, with new episodes to follow every Wednesday.

While the release time isn't set in stone, 12:00 AM Pacific/3:00 AM Eastern and 8:00 AM BST in the UK is usually when new non-Star Wars and Marvel series drop on Hulu and Disney Plus.

How many episodes of Sand Land are there?

Sand Land

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There will be 13 episodes in this adaptation of Sand Land. 

There are currently seven episodes of the series available.

Sand Land release schedule

Sand Land

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The first six episodes of Sand Land are, essentially, a recut version of 2023's Sand Land film. We've seen that happen previously with big titles such as Demon Slayer with its Mugen Train arc, and it's the same here again.

The seventh episode onwards is the Angelic Heroes arc, with a fresh concept from Toriyama himself before his passing. 

New episodes will air every Wednesday from now until the beginning of May, with the finale set to air on May 1.

Here's the current Sand Land release schedule:

  • Sand Land episodes 1-6 [film arc]: March 20
  • Sand Land episode 7 [beginning of Angelic Heroes arc]: March 20
  • Sand Land episode 8: March 27

Where can I watch Sand Land?

Sand Land

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To watch new episodes of Sand Land, you'll need a Hulu subscription in the US or, if you're living elsewhere, it can be found under the Star section on Disney Plus. It's rated 16+, however, so you may need to tweak your parental control settings to do that. Need help with that? Here's how to watch mature content on Disney Plus.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Senior Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.