This Victorian romance is about to become a reality!
Earlier today, Right Stuf’s Kickstarter to produce an English dub for Emma: A Victorian Romance reached its $110,000 funding goal. The campaign launched on September 18, giving the campaign a 15-day time-to-goal.
With the goal met, 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.
As of press time, the Kickstarter stands at $112,063 across 866 backers, with an average contribution of $129.40 per backer.
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
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?