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Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma' English Dub Reaches Goal

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Oct 18, 1:50 PM
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Right Stuf Inc.'s publishing division Nozomi Entertainment has successfully managed to raise the funds to dub Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma (Emma: A Victorian Romance) via its Kickstarter campaign, which also included a stretch goal to dub the second season. The campaign's initial goal was to raise $110,000 USD but has raised $253,834 USD thanks to its 1,615 backers. Nozomi Entertainment will ship the dub on Blu-ray next year, which is a first for the series as a Blu-ray was not released in Japan.

Joe Digiorgi will lead the dub at Headline Studios with help from dialect coaches to ensure the production is as authentic as possible. In addition, two cast members have been revealed; Jessica Calvello and Wayne Grayson will voice Eleanor Campbell and Richard Jones, respectively.

Emma is a historical romance manga penned by Kaoru Mori that was serialized in Comic Beam from December 2001 to February 2008. The series is spread across ten volumes, with the last two consisting of side stories revolving around the supporting characters. Tsuneo Kobayashi (Juuni Kokuki) directed the two TV anime adaptations at Studio Pierrot in 2005 and at Ajia-Do in 2007.

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Nice, been wanting to watch this for quite some time. I love historical romances.
 
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Oct 18, 2:40 PM
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Color me impressed. If there was a series most fitting to be dubbed to English, it'd be this one. Good stuff.
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Why aren't they using Brit actors, I don't understand. It would be the first step towards authenticity...
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So glad they made it! ^^ This marks the first kickstarter I've ever backed and I'm very happy about it.
 
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Oct 18, 5:17 PM

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EratiK said:
Why aren't they using Brit actors, I don't understand. It would be the first step towards authenticity...


I guess it's safe to assume that the least the voice actors could do is to emulate the British accent. They're voice actors after all.
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EratiK said:
Why aren't they using Brit actors, I don't understand. It would be the first step towards authenticity...


They posted a few clips of the VA it sounds pretty close to what I thinks sounds pretty much like a British accent though maybe native Brits will have a better handle on that.
 
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EratiK said:
Why aren't they using Brit actors, I don't understand. It would be the first step towards authenticity...


Sometimes I ask why all German characters in anime doesn't speak German but speaks fluent Japanese....


BECAUSE OF THE PLOT OWO
 
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Oct 18, 7:35 PM

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Wasnt this already a thing?
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I think its interesting to see this and aria kickstarter being so successful for getting an English dub and release of these older series. Wonder if there will be some unsung shows of the past that never got a dub potentially getting some because of this.

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Jizzy, I know you have no idea how to argue for shit,

tokiyashiro said:

Jizzy as you would call yourself because youre a dick The most butthurt award goes to you And clearly you havent watched that many shows thats why you cant determine if a show is unique or not Or maybe you're just a child who likes common stuffs where hero saves the day and guys gets all the girls. Sad taste you have there kid you came up to me in the first place making you look more like a kid who got slapped without me even knowing it and start crying about it to me

 
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Great! Now when is Yakitate's campaign you bastards?
 
Oct 21, 2:55 AM
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Is this series more one of those cases of dont judge the book by its cover?
I mean looks a BORING watch, and the cover for the manga is ever worst...
 
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