Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma

Emma: A Victorian Romance

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 英國戀物語エマ
English: Emma: A Victorian Romance
German: Emma: A Victorian Romance
Spanish: Emma: Un Romance Victoriano
French: Emma: A Victorian Romance
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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: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.611 (scored by 1929919,299 users)
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Ranked: #14662
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Popularity: #2862
Members: 59,463
Favorites: 349

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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


Kimura, Yasutaka
Assistant Producer
Kobayashi, Tsuneo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Silhouette of a Breeze" by Kunihiko Ryo (eps 1-11)

Ending Theme

"Menuet for EMMA" by Tokyo Recorder Orchestra

Episode Videos


Sep 4, 2023
Emma, A Victorian Romance is a series with a very simple yet classical romantic premise of lovers from different social classes. With a setting and characters more akin to a Jane Austen novel than to a typical shoujo manga, the first season of the Emma anime is a charming adaptation of the beginning of Kaoru Mori's beautiful manga.

Being very faithful to the manga, the anime follows the same beginnings. We are introduced to Emma, a beautiful and polite maid to the retired governess Kelly Stownar. Her introduction is slightly expanded upon in the anime, setting the mood and atmosphere of Emma's surroundings and lifestyle with ...
Jul 20, 2023
This anime is a relaxing historical, slice of life romance. It's historical because you'll see how gentry society worked in the old England. The plot is easy to follow. It's about two people from vastly different social classes fall in love with one another, but this kind of romance is forbidden in a wealthy society. What I liked the most is the slow pace of the story. In a slow paced romance, you'll see the how the characters develop, and this series invests you in every single one of the characters. It's great watching the characters change throughout the story while dealing with their feelings ...
Jan 6, 2024
Mixed Feelings
The visual section of this anime is very beautiful, very well set and detailed. My favorite places are the house of the lady where Emma works and the crystal palace.

I thought it was a nice romance between Emma and William, their meetings at Mrs. Sownar's house, the way they met, but as the story progresses it became repetitive and monotonous, it seems as if Emma was worried at all times about the social position between her and William, she barely lets herself be carried away by her love for him and that is very boring to me, I would have liked more displays of love ...

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