Emma A Victorian Romance DVD Season 1 BoxartWill this Victorian fairy tale come true under Kickstarter’s wing?

Earlier today, Right Stuf launched a Kickstarter campaign to produce an English dubbed adaptation of Emma: A Victorian Romance. The campaign aims to raise $110,000 by October 18, at noon eastern.

If funded, Right Stuf will produce a high definition, dubbed version of the series, which will tentatively ship to backers in May 2019. Joe DiGiorgi (Aria, His and Her Circumstances, Boogiepop Phantom) will direct the adaptation at New York’s Headline sound.

According to the goal, campaign, Right Stuf hopes to “stay true to the series nature and to hire actors who can create the authentic sounding accents for their characters.”

As of press time, the Kickstarter stands at $43,464 across 373 backers, with an average contribution of $116.52 per backer.

Current reward tiers include:

  • $1: Thank you message from production team, Backer Badge
  • $10: Backer Badge, Digital Wallpaper, Name on “Emma Backer Wall”
  • $15: Behind the Scenes Feature Access, plus all rewards at $10 tier.
  • $25: Bonus Gift from Right Stuf, Backer Badge, Name on “Emma Backer Wall”
  • $35: Japanese postcard set (10 cards), plus all rewards at $15 tier
  • $50: Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 1 Blu-Ray, Backer Badge, Name on “Emma Backer Wall”
  • $60: Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 1 Blu-Ray, plus all rewards at $35 tier ($55 during campaign’s first 7 days)
  • $100: Emma: A Victorian Romance Chipboard Box, Kickstarter-exclusive manga reproduction drawing, Emma’s Journal, Art Card set, Name in “Special Thanks” section in Blu-Ray, plus all rewards at $60 tier ($95 during campaign’s first 7 days)
  • $150: Priority listing in “Special Thanks” section of Blu-Ray, PDF copy of dub shooting script, plus all rewards at $100 tier
  • $200: Official Emma tote bag, plus all rewards at $150 tier (Limited, 4)
  • $250: Personalized wax seal stamp, plus all rewards at $150 tier
  • $300: Complete hardcover set of Emma manga, plus all rewards at $150 tier
  • $400: Emma Blu-Ray cover signed by Japanese series staff, plus all rewards at $150 tier
  • $500: Voicemail message by one of the Emma dub actors, plus all rewards at $400 tier
  • $500: Access to view English dubbing sessions, plus all rewards at $400 tier
  • $750: Shout-out in Blu-Ray by English dub actors, plus all rewards at $500 (“Recording Sessions”) tier.
  • $850: 10-cel set of Emma reproduction cels, plus all rewards at $750 tier
  • $1,000: Autographed English shooting script, Custom cosplay costume by Jez Roth, plus all rewards at $750 tier (Limited, 2)
  • $1,000: Autographed English shooting script, Emma 1/7 Scale PVC Figure, plus all rewards at $750 tier (Limited, 3)
  • $1,500: Official Articulated Emma doll (by Azone) with extra clothes set, Autographed English shooting script, plus all rewards at $750 tier (Limited, 1)
  • $2,500: Dinner with Shawne Kleckner, Right Stuf “Employee For a Day”, Autographed English shooting script, plus all rewards at $750 tier
  • $5,000: Dinner with dub director Joe DiGiorgi, Tour of dubbing studio and sit-in for a recording session, Autographed English shooting script, plus all rewards at $750 tier

Three stretch goals have been announced as of press time:

  • $120,000: Written interview with Emma creator Kaoru Mori
  • $135,000: Emma season 1 dub commentary
  • $180,000: Emma season 2 dub production

Shortly after the Kickstarter went live, Right Stuf streamed a live special to promote the title, which you can check out below.

Emma: A Victorian Romance originally aired during the Spring 2005 broadcast season. The series was directed by Tsuneo Kobayashi (Super GALS!, Kurokami the Animation) at Studio Pierrot, with Keiko Shimizu and Yuko Kusumoto (Midori Days, Twelve Kingdoms) providing character designs. Mamiko Ikeda (Maid Sama!, Rental Magica) wrote the scenario.

Right Stuf describes the series as:

In 19th-century London, class lines are sharply drawn, and the social standing to which people are born dictates the path their lives will follow. Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, never felt her place in life to be a burden. But then she met William, a member of the gentry and the eldest son of a wealthy family. His warm smile and earnest affection threaten to capture her heart… but can love truly conquer all?

Source: Kickstarter