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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.

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Associated Names
Emma Bangai Hen
Emma Bangaihen
Emma Further Tales
Emma's Further Tales
Victorian Romance Emma
Эмма: Викторианская романтика
เอ็มม่า ลำนำรักข้ามวรรณะ
エマ 番外編

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Latest Release(s)
v.10 c.Sidestory + Omake (end) by Manga Underground over 9 years ago
v.10 c.20 by Manga Underground over 9 years ago
v.10 c.19 by Manga Underground over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
10 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 S01 / Vol 3, Chap 15 S02
Ends at Vol 2, Chap 14 S01 / Vol 7, Chap 52 S02

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Emma by Synthoxide


User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1007 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 26th 2018, 9:13pm PST



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Comic Beam (Enterbrain)

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English Publisher
Yen Press (5 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #350 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #463 increased(+9)
3 Month Pos #462 decreased(-80)
6 Month Pos #440 decreased(-104)
Year Pos #336 increased(+10)

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Polka-Dotted-Yoshi
February 26th, 2016, 8:56pm
I fell in love with this manga.
Haha, I just loved everything about it.

Well, except for how easily things seemed to work out at times.
Still, it was a beautiful read. I agree with the comment where it's basically the "Jane Austen story of manga."

... Last updated on February 26th, 2016, 8:56pm
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Great art but the story tends to go tangent   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by moredrowsy
August 7th, 2015, 9:21pm
First, the artwork. Like Mori's other works, the background art is fabulous with great details. You can really immerse with the world because of the background art. However, by today's standards, the character design and facial expressions are somewhat lacking.

Now, for the story. The story is very slow. Its purpose is to allow the readers to slowly dream inside its world, accompanied by the detailed background artwork. If you're a person that likes to read about slice of life moments and focus the story on side characters as much as the protagonists, then it'll be great for you.

For the romance aspect, it's lackluster. The romance between the main characters came very sudden without much build up. Because the author likes to build upon slice of life moments for side characters, the story tends to go on a BIG TANGENT, which really disrupts the flow of the main plot. Often, there'll be a chapter that ends in a cliffhanger drama and you'll be anxious to read what happens next to resolve the problem but then the entire next volume will focus on side characters' daily lives... This type of tangent happens quite a lot. So much so that about 70% of the series seems like fillers or oneshots. So for people who's looking for strong romance and developments, you'll be somewhat disappointed.

Overall, it'll have been perfect if the author didn't go tangent with her stories but that's how she is for her other series too. However, after reading this series, you really do feel like the world she built was alive because of the art, the historical details and of the amount of attention she spent on sol moments for the side characters.

... Last updated on August 8th, 2015, 2:43am
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Rating: N/A
by xmaster543
May 14th, 2015, 10:41pm
I absolutely loved it! Went through the whole series in one sitting. I can see that a lot of you found that your expectations of the manga did live up considering that the author's current work Otoyomegatari was/is an artistic masterpiece, but do note that Emma was an earlier work of the mangaka's and would have been substanstially different from her latter works.

Nonetheless, the story was moving, well-thought out and the mangaka really knows how to put emotions into her characters.

Again, brilliant, absolutely brilliant!
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Emma Is Emma   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blackluna
January 5th, 2015, 3:05am
As with anything, if one uses a different set of standards than are intended, the work does not hold up. Otoyomegatari is Otoyomegartari; Emma is Emma. The artwork comes off as simpler because what is being drawn is simpler. The relationships seen in this manga function differently because the setting is completely different. The plot is more dramatic because the focus is on a plot, not a culture. Etc. (For me personally, it helps that I read Emma before Otoyomegatari: I read the latter as a completely different animal.)

I know that this manga is tagged as "Love at First Sight," but neither of the protagonists are examples (sure he's immediately interested in her, but that's rather a different thing). The romance is not annoying, and the social customs and background seem just as important. Emma both reads well and shows a fair bit of realism without attempting to be normal (because the situation obviously isn't). In short, Emma is believable and delightful (from the characters, to the art, to the plot, to the pacing). As always Mori-sensei is incredibly detailed and uses her medium superbly. Either ending (volume eight or ten) works well, without being too laborious, although all the tying of ends and insight into characters was a superb touch.

As with all her other works, Emma is also a good example of "Mono no Aware," even in a Western setting (it isn't as though the sentiment is completely foreign). Fans of the "long century" (the Victorian Period in England, "la belle époque" in France, the "Meiji" and "Taishou" in Japan, etc.) would enjoy this, as would those who enjoy works which have a focus on social observation along with the plot (such as Jane Austen).

... Last updated on May 27th, 2018, 2:13pm
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your jane austen manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hangluu
January 2nd, 2015, 1:48am
I like this manga because im a sucker for historical love. I recomend reading this to almost everyone who love romance but to be honest, i like the side couple (uhmm i dont remember name but they are so cute: wife is sexy and all that while the husband is quiet but kinda freaky too).
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 15th, 2013, 1:55pm
it's wonderfully subtle and I can tell a lot of research went into this whole thing. The romance is not annoying and main girl is relatable. biggrin

it's wonderfulllll
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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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Charming and detailed   
Rating: N/A
by kd6cute
August 10th, 2013, 12:00am
It really is a good read. A satisfying ending with a good start. However, near the end we never really see how Emma debuts into society or how she managed to obtain William's family acceptance and what not. The side stories near the end overwhelms the reader and sometimes I don't even know who is who with the introduction of so many side characters.

The art is wonderful and really sets the mood for this type of story. The details in the story proves that the author puts much hard work in researching.
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le couples.   
Rating: N/A
by wrensei
August 1st, 2013, 6:33am
Emma and William's love story is cute and sweet.
Wholesomely illustrated,sure it was a good ending and circumstances.

That German couple's story is very appealing too..sweet and cunning.
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