Nozomi Entertainment is expanding the availability of one of their anime releases of Victorian Romance Emma with the Kickstarter having wrapped up awhile ago with the Blu-ray and dub funding. It’s been a bit since we last heard from this project but now some key casting news has arrived. Ted Lewis has joined the project to take on the role of William, which is being overseen by ADR director Joe Digiorgi at Headline Studios. Lewis has been around for some time, going back to a lot of ’90s dubs, including as Manabu in Genshiken and Jack Atlas in a lot of YuGiOh.
The previously announced cast includes Eileen Montgomery as Emma, Jessica Calvello as Eleanor and Wayne Grayson as Richard Jones.
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Spanning a total of 24 episodes across 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 byMamiko 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 previously.
Plot Concept: 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?
We're pleased to announce that Ted Lewis has joined the English cast of Emma A Victorian Romance! He will be playing the role of William! ? pic.twitter.com/aqBeG83AYo
— Nozomi Entertainment (@NozomiEnt) April 5, 2019
We're pleased to announce that British actress Eileen Montgomery has joined the English cast of Emma A Victorian Romance! She will be playing the role of Emma! ?? @EileMonty pic.twitter.com/pz07pWXVBV
— Nozomi Entertainment (@NozomiEnt) March 28, 2019