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Alternative Titles

English: Emma
Synonyms: Emma Bangaihen, Emma Bangai-hen, Emma Further Tales, Victorian Romance Emma
Japanese: エマ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 12, 2001 to Feb 12, 2008
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Mori, Kaoru (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Beam


Score: 8.211 (scored by 78267,826 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3602
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #532
Members: 19,113
Favorites: 704


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Jan 17, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 27, 2008
maybelletea (All reviews)
Emma is something you don't see every day. It's a shoujo manga, but it's based in early 19th century England, where social standing is considered irrefutable. So it’s a little problematic when maid Emma falls in love with gentry William, and vice versa. You can probably see the arising conflicts in this story already. What is so beautiful about this story is the way Kaoru Mori displays Victorian England so accurately. You can certainly tell she did her research, just by the way the characters act, especially towards William and Emma’s relationship. At any rate, the main plot of the story is the divergences towards read more
Jul 20, 2014
_Rika (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 19, 2011
Magdalen (All reviews)
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, read more
Jun 25, 2016
AlbyAL (All reviews)
Emma's story is very good, with the story of a maid from late Victorian era. I found it interesting because usually I read school romance genre, so try to read this one. I like the historical background in this story.

Emma's art is greatly done, every characters in the story has it own style's. So, it's easy to recognize a character from each other. There's alot of beautiful girls character, i like it.

The characters is well developed. Every characters in it has strong points, and as the story goes, the characters background and relationship is more to told.

As for enjoyment, I think I very enjoyed it read more