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Tegami Bachi

Tegami Bachi

Alternative Titles

English: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
Synonyms: Tegamibachi
Japanese: テガミバチ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 27, 2010
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 20849 users)
Ranked: #7422
Popularity: #567
Members: 49,794
Favorites: 455
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

With his mother taken away from him and having lost everything, Lag Seeing is now a letter whose delivery has been assigned to Gauche Suede, a Letter Bee. Despite their troubling start, the two of them become friends, leading Lag to realize what his aim in life is: to deliver people's most important feelings in the form of letters, just as Gauche has done.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Tegami Bachi
Side story: Tegami Bachi: Hikari to Ao no Gensou Yawa, Tegami Bachi Gakuen
Sequel: Tegami Bachi Reverse

Characters & Voice Actors

Niche
Niche
Main
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Steak
Steak
Main
Nagasawa, Nao
Japanese
Nagasawa, Nao
Seeing, Lag
Seeing, Lag
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Yeo, Min Jeong
Korean
Yeo, Min Jeong
Roda
Roda
Supporting
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Kageyama, Shigenori
Director, Theme Song Arrangement
Iwanaga, Akira
Director
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director



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Jan 27, 2011
fadinglotus
To be honest, I didn't think I would enjoy Tegami Bachi after I read the plot summary. A government employee delivers letters and fights monster bugs. Great. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.

Story: 9/10
Although Tegami Bachi may seem extraordinarily childish at first, the subtle, dark undertones are what make it very appealing.

Amberground, the setting of the story, is divided into three sections based on social class: Yodaka, Yuusari and Akatsuki. The land is covered by darkness with the exception of the artificial sun with illuminates the capital (Akatsuki); therefore, the farther away you get from the capital, the darker it gets.

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Mar 26, 2010
Mimi_Taylor
Story

There is a strange land called Amberground where it is constantly night, and an artificial sun only partially illuminates it. A mail delivery service known as “Bee Hive” recruits young “Letter Bees” to travel near and far and deliver letters. To make things difficult, the land on which they travel is teeming with monsters called “Gaichuu.” The letter bees are equipped with special guns and a protective pet called a “dingo” to overcome such challenges. Lag Seeing is our main letter bee with a special power and dingo, and he strives to become the top letter bee.

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Recommendations

Both Letter Bee and D.Gray-man are quite similar in many ways. Both main characters have special eye powers, they both join an organization which means going on missions to different parts of the world, interacting with new people. They're pretty different in terms of story telling, though if you enjoyed D.Gray-man then i don't see why you won't like Letter Bee.
Perhaps it's the distinctive blue uniforms and mixed public attitude towards a prominent government agency that early episodes portray the main characters trying, and eventually succeeding, to join, each for their own personal motivations - but Tegami Bachi gives me the same sort of vibe that the earlier episodes of FMA did. Either way, both are good, not-too-ridiculously-long series with a shounen bent that can still be enjoyed by members of both genders. Both feature unique fantasy settings derived from similar real life time periods, as well as extensive travel through these places as part of the plot, delving into the lives of characters met along the way. And come to think of it, Lag's Spirit Amber does look a teensy bit like a Philosopher's Stone....

Opening Theme

#1: "Hajimari no Hi (はじまりの日; Day of Beginnings)" by Suga Shikao feat. Mummy-D (eps 1-13)
#2: "Love Letter no Kawari ni Kono Uta wo. (ラブレターのかわりにこの詩を。)" by Seira (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Hatenaki Michi (果てなき道; Endless Road)" by HIMEKA (eps 1-13)
#2: "Hikari no Kioku (光の記憶)" by Angelo (eps 14-25)

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