Emma: A Victorian Romance

Alt title: Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma

TV (12 eps)
3.988 out of 5 from 2,372 votes
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At the end of the 19th century, in a time when social classes dominate society, a woman named Emma serves as a maid for a retired governess. One fateful day, a man named William from the upper class arrives at the mansion to visit the governess, and leaves having fallen in love with the young maid herself. In a time of such prejudice, love between the classes is frowned upon; but for William and Emma, their hardships are just beginning. Can the two break free of the bonds society has forced on them, or will they succumb to the pressure and banish each other from their hearts?

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Episode 1

The Gift

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Episode 2

Two Worlds

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Episode 3

The Confession

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Episode 4

Mudie's

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Episode 5

The Dinner Party

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Episode 6

The Visit

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Episode 7

Crystal Palace

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Episode 8

The Pocket Watch

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Episode 9

Alone

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Episode 10

Missing One Another

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Episode 11

The Past

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Episode 12

Lilies of the Valley

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VivisQueen Oct 4, 2007
Score 7/10

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You wouldn't be too far off to describe Emma as the 'Jane Austen' of anime, given its subject matter. As a whole, the series relies very little on gimmicks or catch phrases or even spectacular animation, and the plot is very, very straightforward. It attempts to evoke a sense of quiet empathy instead, meaning it's the kind of series you watch when your soul wants a rest from the... read more

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cassiesheepgirl Oct 9, 2009
Score 9.2/10

When I read the synopsis, this was one of those series that seemed kind of sweet, so I thought that I'd give it a go; and oh how glad I am that I did! This tale of unobtainable love set in Victorian England had me gripped from the very beginning and I marathoned the entire twelve episodes in one day; I just couldn't get enough. Despite its relatively slow pacing, you still manage to get a real sense... read more

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  • Vol: 10; Ch: 72
  • 2002 - 2006

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