Contains previously released limited-edition sets for Seasons 1 & 2; available Sept. 6, 2011.
GRIMES, Iowa, June 15, 2011 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announce the EMMA: A Victorian Romance DVD Complete Series L.E. (Bundle) will be available on September 6, 2011.
This new bundle offers the previously released limited-edition DVD box sets for EMMA: A Victorian Romance and the series’ “Second Act” together and will include all previously released limited-edition packaging and extras.
It will include all 24 episodes of the series, plus “Episode 0: Intermission,” a recap/preview that aired prior to the start of the Season 2 telecast in Japan, as well as character biographies, textless opening and closing sequences, Japanese commercials, fan credits, the U.S. Season 1 and Season 2 trailers, and Right Stuf/ Nozomi Entertainment trailers.
Physical extras will include a collectors’ art box for each season, featuring artwork by EMMA creator Kaoru Mori, plus a 96-page “Victorian Gazette” for Season 1 and a 48-page “Victorian Picture Book” for Season 2, which include historical background and illustrations, a full glossary, comments and comics by Ms. Mori, and an interview with Ms. Mori.
This will be fans’ last chance to purchase the limited-edition DVD box set releases for the EMMA: A Victorian Romance anime series.
A “masterpiece that shows the true potential of anime as an international art form”
– Anime News Network
“…completely captivates and entrances.” “Highly recommended.” – AnimeOnDVD.com
“…if you’re looking for a unique anime with some real heart then definitely give this one a shot.” “Highly recommended.” – DVD Talk
“…there’s really no way you can go wrong with this release.” – Otaku USA
“I am in love.” – Anime News Network’s Shelf Life
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 the manga by Kaoru Mori (A Bride’s Story) features direction by Tsuneo Kobayashi (The Twelve Kingdoms, Glass Mask OAV, Super GALS!) and scripting by Mamiko Ikeda (Sgt. Frog, Fruits Basket, Rental Magica). The original manga was honored with an Excellence Prize at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival and was released in North America by DC Comics’ CMX Manga imprint.
Visit emma.rightstuf.com for more information about Emma: A Victorian Romance, including an interview with the series’ creator, Kaoru Mori.
About EMMA: A Victorian Romance DVD Complete Series
In 19th-century London, class lines are sharply drawn, and the social standing to which people are born dictates the path their lives will follow. Emma, an honest and hardworking young maid, never felt her place in life to be a burden. But then she met William, a member of the gentry and the eldest son of a wealthy family. His warm smile and earnest affection threaten to capture her heart… but can love truly conquer all?
Contains both Seasons 1 and 2 (24 episodes, plus the “Episode 0: Intermission” re-cap/preview episode), with limited-edition packaging and books for each.
EMMA: A Victorian Romance DVD Complete Series L.E. (Season 1 + 2 L.E. Bundle)
Street Date: 9/6/2011
Runtime: Approximately 625 minutes, Dolby Digital Stereo, Color
Genre: Drama / Romance / Historical
Suggested Rating: 7+
Format: DVD (2.0 Japanese audio, English Subtitles, English On-Screen Translations)
Catalog #: RSDVD1101
Case Qty: TBA
Scene access, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio for Japanese dialogue, English subtitles and English on-screen translations. PLUS: “Episode 0: Intermission;” character biographies; textless opening and closing sequences; Japanese commercials; fan credits; U.S. Season 1 and Season 2 trailers; and Right Stuf/ Nozomi Entertainment trailers. AND: A 96-page “Victorian Gazette” for Season 1 and a 48-page “Victorian Picture Book” for Season 2, which include historical background and illustrations, a full glossary, comments and comics by EMMA creator Kaoru Mori, and an interview with Ms. Mori.
EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE © Kaoru Mori • ENTERBRAIN, INC./Emma Production Committee.
EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE 2 © Kaoru Mori • ENTERBRAIN, INC./Emma 2 Production Committee.
** Product specifications and content may be subject to change.
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