Ranked #772

Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma

Alternative Titles

English: Emma: A Victorian Romance
Japanese: 英國戀物語エマ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2005 to Jun 19, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Right Stuf
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #7722
Popularity: #1782
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In 19th-century London, class lines are sharply drawn, and the social standing to which people are born dictates the path their lives will follow. Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, never felt her place in life to be a burden. But then she met William, a member of the gentry and the eldest son of a wealthy family. His warm smile and earnest affection threaten to capture her heart... but can love truly conquer all?

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Kobayashi, Tsuneo
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kikuta, Hiromi
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Kosaka, Harume
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Yoshida, Reiko
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Opening Theme

"Silhouette of a Breeze" by Kunihiko Ryo (eps 1-11)

Ending Theme

"Menuet for EMMA" by Tokyo Recorder Orchestra

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Sep 24, 2007
Title: Victorian Romance Emma

Manga/Novels: Victorian Romance Emma began as a manga by self-professed Anglophile Kaori Mori, and ran in Monthly Comic Beam from August 30th, 2002 to April 12th, 2006. The manga won an Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2005. CMX has licensed the manga Stateside, and the fourth of eight volumes was released June 20th of this year. The manga has ended its run in Japan, but Kaoru Mori continues to publish side stories (known as Emma Bangaihen), and is set at eleven side stories, the ninth of which was released recently. The manga is known read more
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Oct 30, 2008
Story: VRE's story is very simple and easy to follow, two people from vastly different social classes fall in love with one another and throughout the series we get to see their trials and tribulations while dealing with it. Forbidden love is nothing new, but that doesn't mean this series is bland in any respect, there are plenty of dealings to keep the story lively. The nice thing, too, is that there is a lot of historical accuracy in the details, it keeps true to the time and doesn't pull any weirdo stuff for gimmick appeal. The story neither drags nor goes by too fast, read more
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Jul 18, 2008
Emma - A Victorian Romance is a series about a member of the gentry, William Jones, who who falls in love with a maid, and the hardships they endure due to the differences between the classes. As William's family stops at nothing to dissuade him from the romance, it comes off a little bit like Romeo & Juliet with all the external tribulations preventing the couple from realizing their love. Of course both William and Emma both have a central character that provides them with encouragement when the going gets tough.

It's a classic romance that seems to stray from the cliches that abound in typical read more
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Apr 28, 2015
*Review is for both seasons of 'Emma'*

Stop me if you've heard this one before: a boy and a girl from different social classes fall in love, but find the path to happiness will not be easy. OK, not the most original premise, but combine Mori-sensei's lovely artwork, a good sense of atmosphere, a thorough lack of pretentiousness, and general lack of melodrama and we just might have an anime thats worth a watch.

'Emma' is licensed by Nozomi Entertainment and can be watched for free on their YouTube channel. Nozomi also produced a 2-part US DVD release.


It's 1890's Victorian Britain. Class divisions are so rigid that read more
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Roughly same time (Victorian Romance Emma takes place about 25 years before Kuroshitsuji), same attention to detail and I believe Kuroshitsuji references Victorian Romance Emma in a few things. Otherwise very different, but if you like the era, go for it! 
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These two might not seem very similar at first glance, but both series have an adorable, very slow pure love story to them. If you enjoy the romance in Emma, I think you might like Kimi ni Todoke and vice versa. 
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