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Emma: A Victorian Romance English Dub Kickstarter Reaches Goal for Season 2

posted on by Karen Ressler
Project has 22 hours remaining

Right Stuf's Kickstarter campaign to create an English-dubbed HD production of Emma: A Victorian Romance met its US$180,000 stretch goal on Wednesday to dub the second season in addition to the first season.

Right Stuf previously explained that it would unlock new tiers to allow anyone to pledge for the second season. Those who have backed the project in some way will be able to add the second season to their pledge through slacker backer after the campaign is finished. As of press time, the project has 22 hours remaining.

Joe DiGiorgi (Aria, His and Her Circumstances, Comic Party, Boogiepop Phantom) is directing the dub at Headline Studios. Rhiannon Ross has joined the dub staff as an adviser for recording sessions to ensure the authenticity of English dialects, and Jim and Carolyn Johnson of AccentHelp are also consulting on the script adaptations and auditions.

The cast includes Jessica Calvello as Eleanor and Wayne Grayson as William's father Richard Jones.

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 has not had a Blu-ray Disc release in Japan.

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.

Source: Emma Kickstarter campaign

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