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Emma  
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Description
In Victorian-era England, a young girl is rescued from a life of destitution and raised to become a proper British maid. Emma meets William, the eldest son of a wealthy family, and immediately falls in love with him. William shares her feelings, but the strict rules of their society prevent their relationship from ever coming out in the open. Traditional class distinctions and rich, historical details provide the backdrop for this appealing romance.

Note: Volumes 8-10 are "Emma: Further Tales". They fill in details from the Emma manga, both before and after the events in that storyline.

Each chapter explores the motivations or simply shows a day in the life of a particular character from the story.

Find out about the romance between Doug and Kelly in their early days, or follow the adventures of Eleanor as she overcomes her heartache and begins to live again, or visit with Tasha and her family on her day off.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
エマ
エマ 番外編
英國戀愛物語艾瑪
Emma Bangai Hen
Emma Bangaihen
Emma Further Tales
Emma's Further Tales
Victorian Romance Emma

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Sidestory + Omake (end) by Manga Underground (2441d ago)
v.10 c.20 by Manga Underground (2477d ago)
v.10 c.19 by Manga Underground (2517d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 7, Chap 52

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (927 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 26th 2016, 5:05pm PST


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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Beam (Enterbrain)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (4 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #537 increased(+37)
Monthly Pos #610 decreased(-41)
3 Month Pos #503 decreased(-6)
6 Month Pos #506 decreased(-2)

List Stats
On 602 reading lists
On 1087 wish lists
On 2356 completed lists
On 110 unfinished lists
On 485 custom lists

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I love it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MissRaw
November 3rd, 2008, 1:13pm
The manga was just... right. It's wasn't too dramatic, but it doesn't bore you either. All characters are lovable, and none can be hated. I was hesitant reading this and I stopped at the first chapter. I picked it up again, and I was so obsess with it, that I finish it really quickly.

A good ending too. Well, at least in my book.

AND, I don't consider this seinen. Maybe Josei, but not Seinen.

... Last updated on November 3rd, 2008, 11:53pm
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absolutely beautiful   
Rating: N/A
by andasideoffries
July 25th, 2011, 9:26pm
Emma does what any real life based romance mangas can only aspire to. The believability of the characters is such that even the more subtle parts of the story become "quaint" instead of "boring". I found myself smiling at just the little touches -the way emma talks to the young master, how the head butler speaks in dignified tones...
Emma is an engrossing and romantic story that despite its many subtleties or perhaps, because of them, delivers a wholly compelling and thouroughly enjoyable read.
You will not be dissapointed.
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carefully   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by yuno19
February 25th, 2011, 9:58am
i've been reading this manga like a millionth times, (well, maybe just about a hundred), and i am still moved by it. the mangaka has excellent way to deliver the story. she pays attention to historical detail, she gives pauses between acts, and she lets many panels without dialog: its like she lets the drawing told you the story; and its executed very nicely. pay attention to characters' eyes, hand gestures, body postures, and the succession through panels; nothing is too much, and nothing is too little. all is smooth! when you enjoy the unwritten words, the story became more and more enjoyable as you flip (or click) the pages. just totally recommended.
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Definitely recommended series!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Meotastic
June 10th, 2007, 10:20pm
The artwork can be seen as a bit unusual at first, but it's unique and improves so don't let that stop anyone from reading!... Also the plot is just so captivating, whether it be romance or overcoming the difference in social classes, or just the industrialization is general. It's a nice read and definitely recommended.~
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Wonderful!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Xeronia
June 12th, 2008, 2:32pm
Such an enthralling story! I enjoyed it every step of the way.

What amazes me about the story is how historically accurate it is. The social class structure of the Victorian era, how "stable" everything had to be, all the gossiping - that was all there. The artwork is very detailed, and is well-done and accurate as well.
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Not for me   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Saons
March 19th, 2012, 3:48pm
After multiple attempts to read this manga, I've finally completed it. I now know why it couldn't take a liking to it. Emma has absolutely no personality. She is seriously one of the most boring heroines I've come across. Weak, has no conviction, and barely shows emotion. Which is kind of ironic, seeing as the side characters have so much more personality (with the exception of William, who is almost as boring, and twice as much of a douche with what he did to Eleanor).
The romance is plain, and unoriginal. The drama's okay, but it's the side characters that can even keep it interesting--barely, at that.
The art's weird too, in my opinion. The backgrounds and clothes and anatomy are all very nice, but their faces are so bland, cartoonish, and unexpressive. I didn't like it. (Luckily it's improved a tad by Otoyomegatari, which I have also not completed for similar reasons).

I'm also irked by the fact that there is no appeal to Emma other than her face. If she were just an average-looking maid she'd never have caught anyone's attention, let alone William's. It makes the whole relationship feel extremely shallow, especially by the fact that they barely speak a word to each other before they "know they're in love".

It's not horrible, but for what I hear about the quality of this manga it really didn't pack a punch. The story of Emma is plain, boring, and unoriginal--just like the character that claims its title.
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very interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lorie
September 13th, 2009, 11:56am
It felt like a Jane Auste novel came to life! ^^ It was good, very good but I wish the ending was a bit more....satisfactory. I was still debating to myself whether their love was actually 'love' and until the end I couldn't find the answer. I still don't know.
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very good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by jrdragon2003
April 21st, 2007, 3:12pm
wow this manga was very well done, it's been a while since i've been drawn into characters so much as this one. Emma is certianly unique and something you don't come across often, i'm glad i read it.
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I Love, Love, Love This Series!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by khanaami
August 29th, 2014, 5:58pm
I know the title is silly, but this was my reaction the whole time reading Emma. I don't know where to start with this series. The characters? The plot? The accurate display of Victorian England? The love between the protagonists? The art? The drama? Seriously though, I could say a lot regarding this series, but I won't. I'll keep it short though: READ IT!
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Great, but...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Fantasier
October 28th, 2013, 7:30am
but not oh-so-wonderfully-emotional as expected.

The story's got detailed background. The author worked on researching the era pretty well. The plot, I mean the 'overall' plot or idea, is not new and can even be considered cliched. To be honest, I don't like the (original) ending (Chapter 52); it's too open-ended. I'm not much fond of the very end ('The New Era') either, since it still leaves too many things behind (or probably just 'untold', which is still unsatisfying). The love is also unrealistic as if it jumped out of some novel.

Despite these, the story is made very interesting somehow. Dramas and romance are properly deployed. Although Emma cannot make me feel much for it being not so touching, it is sweet, and can even be cute at times.

I've read Otoyomegatari before this, and I'm actually surprised seeing the art quality difference. Otoyome's art is apparently better. This however doesn't mean Emma's is not good. It's good, and well detailed for sure.

Emma is much more than decent; it's just that it could have been even better.

... Last updated on October 28th, 2013, 7:30am
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