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.
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.
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
) directed the two TV anime adaptations at Studio Pierrot
in 2005 and at Ajia-Do
Source: Kickstarter page