Ranked #835
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: 7.801 (scored by 23810 users)
Ranked: #8352
Popularity: #667
Members: 58,665
Favorites: 511
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Seeing, Lag
Seeing, Lag
Main
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Niche
Niche
Main
Fujimura, Ayumi
Japanese
Fujimura, Ayumi
Steak
Steak
Main
Nagasawa, Nao
Japanese
Nagasawa, Nao
Suede, Gauche
Suede, Gauche
Supporting
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Letter and Letter Bee
Tegami to Tegami Bachi (テガミとテガミバチ)
Oct 3, 2009
2 My Friend
Boku no Tomodachi (ぼくの友達)
Oct 10, 2009
3 Crybaby Boy, Letter Girl
Nakimushi Shounen, Tegami Shoujo (泣き虫少年、テガミ少女)
Oct 17, 2009
4 Lag's Dingo
Lag no Dingo (ラグのディンゴ)
Oct 24, 2009
5 Dead-End Town
Ikidomari no Machi (行き止まりの町)
Oct 31, 2009

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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Mimi_Taylor
Mar 26, 2010 11:11 PM
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.

With such an interesting and read more
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fadinglotus
Jan 27, 2011 9:24 AM
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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MrChu
Nov 16, 2009 6:38 PM
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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animegirl12182
Nov 10, 2009 8:59 PM
I'm only six episodes in and so far, it's amazing. It has a similar feel to it that Escaflowne (the movie) or Baccano! has. I can't really describe it any other way. The emotions it evokes are similar, I think, as is the fantasy. It's more subtle and the story is very well crafted so far. I love the characters and the music fits it so well. I highly recommend it!

My only complaint is the cg monsters, but I can deal with them.
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Recommendations

Anime: D.Gray-man
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. 
reportRecommended by Shiroth
Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist
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 
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Anime: 07-Ghost
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.  
reportRecommended by Liinah
Anime: Pandora Hearts
it has similar art work and both are very good to watch :) 
reportRecommended by cutie46
Anime: No.6
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. 
reportRecommended by KayceesObsession
Anime: Last Exile
Both shows feature a steampunk setting and message deliverers, with a fair amount of CGI used in-show (for the airships etc in Last Exile, for the heart-eating giant insects in Tegami Bachi). Tegami Bachi has more of a focus on the message delivery, while Last Exile has as two of its main characters some teenage message deliverers who end up getting caught up in airship wars. 
reportRecommended by Numi

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