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Synonyms: Emma Bangaihen, Emma Bangai-hen, Emma Further Tales, Victorian Romance Emma
Japanese: エマ
English: Emma
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 12, 2001 to Feb 12, 2008
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Romance Romance, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Theme: Historical Historical
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Beam
Authors: Mori, Kaoru (Story & Art)


Score: 8.151 (scored by 1071210,712 users)
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Ranked: #4942
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Popularity: #626
Members: 28,900
Favorites: 835


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It's the turn of the 20th century, and Victorian era England plays host to a poignant and emotional saga of love between two individuals of thoroughly different societal standing. Working class maid Emma and wealthy aristocrat William Jones find themselves falling for one another despite their allotted positions in life, and it is their persistent efforts to traverse the dangerous minefields of wealth, power, and staunch tradition, that provides the gripping emotional drama of Kaoru Mori's Emma. The rigid social structures of the time and the disapproving elite, including but not limited to William's own family, seek to keep the lovestruck pair apart due to their heavy condemnation of this breach of proper conduct. But despite their best attempts to resist one another, William and Emma's relationship deepens, and their feelings for one another prove to be stronger than the harshest of judgments.

From the author of the acclaimed series Otoyomegatari, comes this impassioned tour de force of two individuals who strive to never give up on their love. But will William and Emma's relationship fall prey to the slew of unforeseen ordeals that rise up to challenge it, or will they get their happy ending after all?

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Emma won the Excellence Prize at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival for the Manga Division. In 2007, the English release was listed by Library Journal as one of the best graphic novels and was named by the Young Adult Library Services Association as one of the 10 best graphic novels for teens for 2008.

The series was first published in English by DC Comics under the CMX imprint from September 20, 2006 to December 8, 2009. Yen Press republished the series 2-in-1 hardcover omnibuses from May 19, 2015 to August 30, 2016. It is also published in Polish by Studio JG from November 22, 2013 to October 9, 2015.


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Jan 17, 2009
As one who was born and raised in England, and a closet bibliophile, it's no surprise that I'm familiar with many classic works of english literature from the victorian period, especially those by Dickens, Austen and the Bronte sisters. Many other works that have tried to mimic those worthies have often turned out to be trashy romantic fiction of the first order (e.g. Mills & Boon novels and the like).

Imagine my surprise then, to find a manga that was not only based on that period, but was also excellent in almost every aspect. That manga is Emma by Mori Kaoru (not to be confused ...
Jul 19, 2011
Having grown up in the United Kingdom, with the works of Austen read to me by my mother from an early age, I'm familiar with the historical romance classics, and the archetypes (Austen, Bronte sisters, Lorna Doone, the list goes on) that many books, and consequently manga and manwha, have tried to copy throughout the ages since. Unfortunately for me, someone who thoroughly enjoyed these classics, not one of the recent attempts at blatant fan fiction have managed to curry favour with me. Instead seeming to be pure 'romantic' drivel that, as a teen with the launch of these doomed mystery romances on the upsurge, ...
Jul 20, 2014
It is not every day that one comes across a manga that pulls them into the narrative and keeps them gripped from the get go, not necessarily because the manga in question is an on-the-edge-of-seat thriller or is groundbreaking in its premise, but because its exploration and execution of what it brings to the table, no matter how unremarkable it is at face value, are thoroughly refreshing and therefore appealing, especially taking into consideration the host of titles with dull plots and bland, hackneyed characters that populate the anime and manga verse, particularly when it comes to the genre of romance.

Mori Kaoru’s ‘Emma’ is ...

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