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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Are You Watching This? Emma: A Victorian Romance

Crunchyroll quietly added Emma: A Victorian Romance to its anime library yesterday (September 12, 2018). And of course, since the latest episodes of Isekai Izakaya were late again, I thought I'd give it a try.




Emma, as it turns out was not an anime adaptation of the Jane Austen novel (the one Clueless was based on). Instead, it's the story of a housemaid who falls in love with a member of the gentry. However, the young man's family disapproves of him associating with people of the lower classes. And as the title suggests, is set in Victorian London at the end of the 19th century. It was based on a popular manga by the same name.

There aren't a lot of dialogues in this anime, just lots of longing gazes, which a lot of anime lovers in this side of the world might find boring. I didn't mind it at all. It was kind of relaxing to watch - much like The Flying Witch.

This anime adaptation originally ran back in 2005 - 2007, and you can tell by the way the characters were drawn. But, I will say that the background was drawn beautifully - even by today's standards. There was so much attention to detail, I believe that it was almost - if not - historically accurate.

I definitely recommend it.