Preview Episode 1 of Emma: A Victorian Romance from Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment on Newtype USA's February 2008 DVD

Preview Episode 1 of EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE
On NEWTYPE USA's February 2008 DVD!
First season box set available for pre-order, scheduled for June 24, 2008

GRIMES, IA, January 30, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce a “valentine” for anime fans: An early cut of the first subtitled episode of EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE appears on Newtype USA's February 2008 DVD sampler.

PLEASE NOTE: Although this “first look” utilizes letterboxed footage, both of the upcoming season box sets will feature the series in its intended anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation.

The EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE - Season 1 DVD Collection — which includes the series' entire 12-episode first season – is scheduled for release on June 24, 2008. The box sets for EMMA Seasons 1 and 2 are both currently available for pre-order at

* The first 1,000 anime fans to pre-order each box set directly from will be recognized by name in a “special thanks” section of the DVD credits for each respective set.

A pre-order cut-off date, for those fans who wish to see their names listed in the credits for the Season 1 DVD Collection, will be announced in the very near future.

Visit for more information about EMMA: A Victorian Romance, to view the first trailer/promotional video and to pre-order both box sets.


A “masterpiece that shows the true potential of anime as an international art form” - Anime News Network.

A historical drama set in late 19th-century London, the series chronicles the love story – and the complications that result – when Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, and William, an earnest suitor and member of the “gentry” class, fall for each other.

Spanning a total of 24 episodes between the two seasons, this anime adaptation of Kaoru Mori's manga features direction by Tsuneo Kobayashi (The Twelve Kingdoms, Glass Mask OAV, Super GALS!) and scripting by Mamiko Ikeda (Sgt. Frog, Fruits Basket, Princess Tutu). The original manga was honored with an Excellence Prize at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival and is available to North American readers via DC Comics' CMX Manga imprint.

As previously announced, EMMA will be released as two “season” box sets with Japanese audio and English-language subtitles:

· The initial box set release, scheduled for June 24, 2008, will contain the 12-episode first season in its entirety; and

· The second box set (TBA) will include the 12 episodes of the series' “Second Act,” plus “Episode 0: Intermission,” a recap/preview that aired prior to the start of the Season 2 telecast in Japan.


In 19th-century London, class lines are sharply drawn, and the social standing to which one is born dictates the path his or her life will likely follow. But when Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, and William, an earnest member of the gentry, fall for each other… Can love truly conquer all? Contains the complete 12-episode first season.

Pre-Book: 5/27/2008
Street Date: 6/24/2008
Runtime: Approximately 300 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Anamorphic Widescreen, Color
Genre: Romance / Historical
Suggested Rating: 7+

Format: DVD (2.0 Japanese, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD0805
ISBN: 1-57032-798-X
UPC: 7-42617-0805-2-4
SRP: $49.99

DVD Features:
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. Additional extras to be announced.

* Cover Art: Not yet available.
EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE © Kaoru Mori • ENTERBRAIN, INC./Emma Production Committee
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** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.

Founded in 1987, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications.

Nozomi Entertainment, Right Stuf's production division, is dedicated to the highest quality releases. True to the Japanese word that inspired its name, Nozomi's focus is on “what fans want.” By focusing on a limited number of anime properties each year, the Nozomi production team ensures each release receives the care and attention to detail it deserves.

From anime classics like Astro Boy, Kimba and Gigantor to modern comedies, dramas and favorites such as The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, His and Her Circumstances, Gravitation, Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars, Ninja Nonsense, To Heart and The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment produce quality programming for fans of all ages and interests. For more information, visit and

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