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The official Dragon Ball website’s sixty-second entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is the color title page for the debut chapter of Sand Land (“Setting Out”) in the 2000 No. 23 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, released 09 May 2000:
In his accompanying author comment that issue, Toriyama noted the work being put into the new series:
The art was grayscaled and used as an inside title page in the collected edition released later that year on 02 November 2000:
Sand Land made its English language debut in Viz’s January 2003 premiere issue of their Shonen Jump print magazine, and ran through to completion that year. A collected edition was released in December that same year.
Other than Cowa! — and the obvious example of Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball (including Jaco the Galactic Patrolman) — it remains one of the few Toriyama series officially licensed and released in English.