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 1935119,351 users)
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Ranked: #14642
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Popularity: #2866
Members: 59,648
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

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

Ending Theme

"Menuet for EMMA" by Tokyo Recorder Orchestra

Episode Videos


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 ...
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, ...
Jan 1, 2010
Mixed Feelings
At the beginning, I was very much fascinated by it. It seemed to get directly to the point and have the plot going right away. However, that didn't last long. The romance seemed a little dragged out, and although I did enjoy it, I think it moved to slow to keep the interests of the majority of the anime-watching population.

The art, I actually became fond of it after a couple episodes. The faces seemed a bit too round for my tastes, and sometimes looked a bit big, but after a while it seems perfectly fine. I do have to say, I've never seen so many ...

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