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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 1074810,748 users)
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Ranked: #4962
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Popularity: #627
Members: 29,028
Favorites: 838


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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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Aug 8, 2023
Emma was an amazing romance manga!!!! I really liked the slowburning of emma's novel and how natural everything was, not forced. Everything was slow, deep and romantic. My favorite moments were the silences constructed by the author. I reread emma's second kiss manga several times, I was simply addicted!!!
I like how much normal business is handled and how special each conversation is. Here there is no supporting actor, everyone has a story and certainly, whoever reads it will fall in love with everyone. I was very moved by the work, it is so intimate and we identify with several characters. I really rooted for Emma ...
Jul 15, 2022
First of all, I did not expect to like this manga so much. I am familiar with manga with romantic aspects and most of the time I like it without getting excited. With Emma, I was able to do twice: to enjoy reading a good romance and to discover a very good manga.
Kaoru Mori is an author whose quality of work is not to be demonstrated anymore. We know her for Bride Stories and her ability to build consistent and interesting stories.
Emma is no exception to the rule. There are a number of points that are quite admirable.
On the technical level there ...
Aug 20, 2021
Emma is a beautiful manga. That's the only way to describe it. It makes you feel things. It melts your heart giving you a warm, fuzzy, and wholesome feeling. It also has this strange wistfulness to it.

I adore the art style and it has an amazing synergy with setting of the story. The character designs were masterfully done in my opinion (they're what reeled me into reading it). The setting as well. 19th century Britain was refreshing to see. There's so much detail packed into some of the panels. You get a clear image of the majestic mansions with their embellishments and even the ...

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