Toonami Reveals Mamoru Oshii’s Sand Whale and Me

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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Toonami has finally revealed their new collaboration with famed director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor). Titled Sand Whale and Me, the five-part short film premieres March 18th in order to celebrate Toonami’s 20th anniversary. The film is 25 minutes in total.

Toonami premiered a trailer for Sand Whale and Me yesterday:

Furthermore, this is how they describe the microseries:

A female paratrooper. A the distant future. A vast desert. With limited supply of food and water, her only hope is to catch a Sand Whale from a pack. Catch the trailer for “Sand Whale and Me,” a 25 minute, 5 part short film from legendary director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor) and Production I.G. Premiering in Toonami on March 18th!

Production I.G is producing the series. Kenji Kawai, a long time collaborator with Oshii, is composing the soundtrack.


About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.