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Emma  
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Description
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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 (2039d ago)
v.10 c.20 by Manga Underground (2074d ago)
v.10 c.19 by Manga Underground (2114d 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 (877 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 21st 2015, 12:45am PST


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Year
2002

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Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Beam (Enter Brain)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Yen Press (1 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #513 increased(+2)
Monthly Pos #570 increased(+4)
3 Month Pos #504 decreased(-13)
6 Month Pos #481 decreased(-54)

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On 560 reading lists
On 1013 wish lists
On 2229 completed lists
On 105 unfinished lists
On 448 custom lists

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Amazing manga!   
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by spikebaby
December 23rd, 2010, 5:08pm
This manga really fleshes out the setting and gets you attached to the characters. Though the story may seem kind of simple it's sweet and heartwarming. Probably the best romance manga written.

(By the way, "mono no aware" should be added to the categories of both Emma and it's sequel)
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Loved it!!!   
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by xgloriOHz
July 16th, 2010, 3:22am
Emma was such a good read, I finished it in one sitting. I loved the few but extremely tender sweet moments Emma and William go through. The story was so different from the cliche romances, yet I found myself gushing over them, sigh.
In my opinion, one of the best mangas I've read.
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novel-like   
Rating: N/A
by hika-kun
May 9th, 2010, 4:18am
One thing I like the most from this series is how the mangaka make each chapter episodic, unlike other/most mangas where the next chapter is just like direct continuation from the previous chapter. I also like how the mangaka draw each panel with no dialogs. They show how a picture can convey more meaning than thousands words
Oh, and also the details of English in 19th century, from the culture, any new invention at that time. I guess, the details alone are enough to mesmerize anyone.
Emma and Emma Bangaihen both worth the read.
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Nice but something is lacking   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by fish_and_kat
October 7th, 2009, 2:38pm
I first read the first volume, and then because I didn't quite like the whole thing I haven't touched it for like months. Although I quite like the art and all the little details on history, I agree with Azari02, Emma lacks characters depth. I just don't feel the romance between Emma and William, and also I too, don't feel attached to the heroine Emma. Maybe because in the story she was made to be elegant? But she's just too timid, for me she doesn't look like a charming girl. I then tried to read Emma again, volume 1-2 still didn't interest me. I began to take interest after (minor spoilers) Emma works for the Molders family. I even like Hans more than William! Oh well.. But my favorite character must be Dorothea, she's gorgeous! biggrin If you like historical romance manga you should give this a try. I give this an 8 mainly for all the accurate historical facts. The ending really doesn't satisfy me..*sigh*..
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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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Decent   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by Azari02
September 4th, 2009, 2:52am
Pros: It was a decent read... I really enjoyed the whole "victorian" or English feel... It really reminded me of Jane Austen's stories and her attack on England's societal and aristocratic problems such as Price and Prejudice. Some scenes were very Romantic and the story intrigued me.

Cons: I felt as if the characters didn't have enough depth to them. The development of Emma wasn't as strong as most Romance mangas. However the main problem of the manga was it felt quite anticlimactic. In the last 10 chapters the story felt much more rushed than all of the former chapters, it was a sudden change of pace. After the end I felt a lot of things hadn't been taken care of and certain aroused plot obstacles just dissipated. The ending needed to be stronger and less abrupt.
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Cool!   
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by Shygirlz
July 17th, 2009, 11:36pm
I somehow found this manga after randomly browsing romance mangas on this website -and I was soooo surprised, because I remembered reading this in my public library about 2 years before I even knew what manga and anime meant and what they were! I really liked this series, even though I usually don't like historical stuff in general : ) I think that this was a nice series overall. : )

... Last updated on July 17th, 2009, 11:37pm
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liked it more than I thought I would   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by chaumein
April 18th, 2009, 5:13pm
I'm 3/4 of the way through Emma and I love it! Combines my love of 19th c. England and manga perfectly.

Spoiler (highlight to view)
Although I have to say I prefer Hans over William. That guy is Darcy incarnated. Of course love will prevail and she'll end up with William, but hey.. And now looks like they're having an affair through letters BAHAHAHA I LOVE THISS


... Last updated on April 18th, 2009, 5:16pm
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Sumptuous!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
March 22nd, 2009, 11:49pm
Such a sumptuous manga! The art alone entranced me - every little detail of Victorian England from the architecture down to the quirks and customs that inhabited every day life is drawn with tenderness and clarity. The only downside for me was that I felt quite detached from the main character, Emma. I suppose this is due to the fact that she's quite timid and stoic, yet on the other hand this is understandable given her station in life. But try as I might, I just couldn't 'love' her like I loved all the other characters. And to echo what someone said earlier, William's father, Richard, sure was a looker back in the day ;-) I loved the backstory between him and Aurelia!

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2009, 11:51pm
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Wow!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Helaine
March 19th, 2009, 10:19am
dang it! Aw! The ending.... just... wow.


I love it, really. At the beginning the story was a bit boring... until the old woman passed away >_> And things started to get interesting. I love how realistic this book is, with the problems of different classes and all... The only thing I'm not satisfied with is the other characters like Grace or Arthur didn't get any ending... Well, this comic's title is EMMA anyway so it doesn't really matter...


But a sequel would be wonderful, really.
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