Okay, the kickstarter is not for me. However, given this is an animation website, I thought perhaps maybe some folks here may be interested in showing some support for this project!
The anime called "Emma: A Victorian Romance" is seeking funds for an English dub. They've already succeeded with Season 1. But they still need help funding for Season 2!
"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?
This fantastic Victorian tale of an upstairs, downstairs romance is the anime adaptation of Kaoru Mori’s amazing manga of the same name which was honored with an Excellence Prize at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival. Kaoru Mori went to extensive lengths to research her period drama and her authentic details are brought through in this amazing adaptation."
I recently read the entire manga in a weekend and fell in love with the story. I was drawn to the author of this manga, Kaoru Mori for her work on "A Brides Story" set in the Turkmenistan Region in the 1800's. Her previous work, Emma, drew my attention and kept it for the duration. I found out an anime existed but, strangely enough, it has no English dub! I was amazed. So I pledged money and, as of 2 days ago, it met its financial goal for Season 1. But they still need help for Season 2! If you are interested in supporting such an endeavor, head on over and give er a look see! I think it you give the manga a read as well, you'll appreciate the unique setting and consider helping these guys out!