Right Stuf's Kickstarter Campaign to Dub Emma: A Victorian Romance Reaches Goal
posted on by Karen Ressler
Right Stuf's Kickstarter campaign to create an English-dubbed HD production of Emma: A Victorian Romance season one met its goal initial goal of US$110,000 on Wednesday. The dub's director, Joe DiGiorgi of Headline Studios, posted a video message on Wednesday announcing that casting has begun as of Wednesday.
Stretch goals include an interview with original Emma manga artist Kaoru Mori at US$120,000 and English cast commentary at US$135,000. If the project reaches US$180,000 it will fund an English dub of the second season.
As of press time, the project has earned US$112,475.
Those who back the project at US$50 or more will receive a special edition Blu-ray Disc release (region A). A deluxe edition at US$100 will include a chipboard box, reproduction drawing, "Emma's journal," and art card set. The company will hold back the regular edition retail release for six months or longer after the rewards ship.
The series does not have a Japanese Blu-ray release.
Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment describes Emma: A Victorian Romance:
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?
Emma: A Victorian Romance adapts Kaoru Mori's Emma manga. The first 12-episode season debuted in 2005, while the 12-episode second season debuted in 2007. Nozomi Entertainment released both seasons on DVD in 2008.