Acclaimed anime filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki‘s Shuna’s Journey (Shuna no Tabi, or The Journey of Shuna) manga is getting an English translation and launch within the United States for the primary time after almost 40 years of the graphic novel’s unique Japanese launch.

First Second Books is publishing the graphic novel with translations by Alex Dudok de Wit.

The story follows Prince Shuna, who leaves his village searching for golden seeds to avoid wasting his folks from hunger. He encounters two enslaved ladies and god-men in his journey.

Miyazaki launched the manga in Tokuma Shoten‘s Animage journal in June 1983.

Miyazaki (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Delivery Service) is now directing his subsequent characteristic movie, Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka (How Do You Live?). Suzuki confirmed in March that the animation for the movie is half completed.

Source: ABC News