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Right Stuf’s Emma: A Victorian Romance Dub Casts Jessica Calvello


Emma A Victorian Romance Key VisualThe lovely lady of the manor makes her entrance.

Earlier today, Right Stuf announced the second cast member for their English dub for Emma: A Victorian Romance. Jessica Calvello will play Eleanor Campbell in the adaptation.

Previously, Right Stuf announced that Wayne Grayson will play Richard Jones in the adaptation.

Calvello is the seventh person attached to the project, overall. In addition to Grayson, she joins the following crew members.

  • Director: Joe DiGiorgi
  • Production Staff: Tara Tisch
  • Staff Advisor: Rhiannon Ross
  • Dialect Coach: Jim Johnson
  • Dialect Coach: Carolyn Johnson

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 $150,312 across 1,137 backers, with an average contribution of $132.20 per backer.

Five 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
  • $145,000: Emma Season 2 added to Guidebook
  • $155,000: Emma Guidebook Produced as Hardcover Edition
  • $180,000: Emma season 2 dub production

The Guidebook is an add-on item, which is being offered to backers for $60.

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

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