Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma

Emma: A Victorian Romance

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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: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of LifeSlice of Life, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.651 (scored by 1470714,707 users)
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Ranked: #11642
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Popularity: #2520
Members: 46,699
Favorites: 253

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Emma has been a maid for most of her life. Working for a retired governess—the strict but compassionate Kelly Stownar—Emma has grown to love her work and has long since accepted her place in society. Beautiful, hardworking, and exceptionally kind, Emma has captured the hearts of many of London's working men—but their feelings always remain unrequited. Emma is waiting for love, and she finds it in the most unlikely of places.

William is the eldest son of the wealthy Jones household—a family that has only recently been accepted into the gentry, securing their position in high society. He is also the former ward of Mrs. Stownar, and on his first visit in years, he falls madly in love with her maid. His earnest attempts to win her affection, coupled with his good nature and warm personality, have captured Emma's heart.

But the polite society of 19th century England does not take kindly to the rejection of tradition. As a result, Emma and William's relationship could not face more opposition. In a world where the class lines are as strongly defended as the borders of nations, does their love have the strength to survive?

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Menuet for EMMA" by Tokyo Recorder Orchestra

Sep 24, 2007
Venneh (All reviews)
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
Oct 30, 2008
770312 (All reviews)
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
Jul 18, 2008
HiGHFLYiN9 (All reviews)
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
Apr 22, 2009
bonkler (All reviews)
I don't watch romance animes too much. Usually only when I get tired of animes with too much testosterone (shounen animes). But I can safely say of the few romance animes I've watched so far, Victorian Romance Emma is my favorite of them all.

Story: 9
The story is really simple it reminded me of Cinderella with just some alterations. Rich young man meets beautiful maid, falls in love with her and goes after her. Due to the difference in their statuses, various problems arise. One thing I liked about the story is that it didn't feel like your typical japanese anime. I felt that read more

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