It appears that the Aria Company is making its way to Headline Studios.
Earlier today, Right Stuf announced that three new staffers will join the dub staff for Emm: A Victorian Romance. The crew will add the following:
- Production Staff: Tara Tisch
- Dialect Coach: Jim Johnson
- Dialect Coach: Carolyn Johnson
Tara Tisch plays Alice in Right Stuf’s Aria anime dubs. Jim and Carolyn Johnson are core members of the accenthelp.com team, and will be serving as consultants for Emma. The team will consult on script adaptations, review auditions, and handle other duties related to the dub.
On October 3, Right Stuf revealed that Rhiannon Ross would also join the dub staff as an advisor.
Right Stuf’s Kickstarter to produce an English dub for Emma: A Victorian Romance reached its $110,000 funding goal on October 3. As of press time, the campaign stands at $117,662 across 915 backers, with an average contribution of $128.59 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?