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Tegami Bachi

Tegami Bachi

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.811 (scored by 22877 users)
Ranked: #8162
Popularity: #628
Members: 55,924
Favorites: 488
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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.

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Episodes  0 / 25
Aired  Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 27, 2010
Status  Finished Airing
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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

Fujimura, Ayumi
Fujimura, Ayumi
Nagasawa, Nao
Nagasawa, Nao
Seeing, Lag
Seeing, Lag
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui


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

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Jan 27, 2011
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

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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Mar 27, 2011
STORY 9/10
"The story takes place in the land of Amberground, a place of perpetual night only partially illuminated by an artificial sun. Lag Seeing works as a "Letter Bee" (delivery boy) at the "Bee Hive" (a delivery service), with his Dingo, Niche, and her "pet", Steak, traveling with him. As a Letter Bee, Lag's job is entrusted to deliver letters and packages from town to town while avoiding Amberground's deadliest hazard — a species of giant armored insect known as Gaichuu, who attempt to feed off the "heart" that reside within these letters and packages."

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Nov 16, 2009
This is my first review so please take it easy on me. I will do my best not to write a lot of spoilers.

Story 9/10: The story takes place in a country called Amberground, surrounded on all sides by the sea and is composed of three separated areas. There are the capital, Akatsuki where nobles live which is brightly lit by a man made sun, The second is the middle class, Yuusari and Yodoka the lowest city which is covered by darkness. In the whole story so far its always night time. The story begins about a boy named Lag Seeing chained to a postal read more
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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  read more 
Series where many characters have super powers with one of them being somewhat special. The main characters have a certain goal, always looking up to someone they consider important and also powerful. In their world, dark creatures exist and are bound to be destroyed by these special humans.  
both delivering letters to their destinations 
it has similar art work and both are very good to watch :) 
Akatsuki and Chronos seem to have the same concept: the bigger and better city. Plus, Shion and Nezumi can easily be compared to Lag and Gauche. 

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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