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Tegami Bachi (Manga)

Tegami Bachi

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 6, 2006 to 2015
Authors: Asada, Hiroyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Jump SQ


Score: 8.071 (scored by 4429 users)
Ranked: #8032
Popularity: #322
Members: 10,883
Favorites: 580
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Tegami Bachi 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 at the government delivery service named the Bee Hive. He travels with his Dingo, Niche, and her "pet," Steak and is entrusted with the hearts of everyone in AmberGround as he delivers their packages.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Adaptation: Tegami Bachi: Hikari to Ao no Gensou Yawa, Tegami Bachi, Tegami Bachi Reverse


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Oct 21, 2011
Be gentle with me because this is probably my first manga that I'm up to release date's with.

A story about a land, covered in pure darkness. With no light other than radiance of a man made star, hanging over the main capital. Under the light of this star, a job is being taken place, a job to deliver letters, and the heart contained in these letter's. The story follows a young boy named Lag seeing and his dingo (familiar) Niche, and her snack Steak. Together, they take on the task of defeating giachu, and delivering letter's at any cost. Their goal. To save their dear read more
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Apr 20, 2010
"You're the first man who's ever made me wear pants" - Niche

If a line like that by the 2nd chapter, doesn't strike your attention as amusing than Letter Bee(or Tegami Bachi in Jap) may not be the manga for you.

I was first attracted to this manga through the anime adaptations 1st season which had aired recently, and wanting to know what happened after ep.25 piqued my interest to read on.

Story - 8
Without going into detail and providing spoilers; TB is a unique tale on its own which escapes from the mediocrity of school life stories which seems to be the common setting for most manga read more
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Jun 21, 2009
I started reading Letter Bee in shonen jump, like most beginings of manga, its a slow start , however the story continued at a slow pace. the main character is the biggest crybaby I have ever seen, and his crying starts to get repetitive after a while. The artwork is done well at least, barren wastelands, huge forrests, and small towns are the many sceneries I have seen so far. If the character of Niche didnt appear, I would have dropped the series out of boredom. Overall, Letter Bee moves at a snails pace, but from what I have read so far, the story could read more
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Both have almost the same kind of traces, aspects and world, besides the "dark" atmosphere they transmit. The action part is the same kind too. 
reportRecommended by Buruno
similar set up and initial framework. i think both are enjoyable reads. 
reportRecommended by danm
The settings are pretty similar: Letter Bee: people are corralled in 3 different areas based on class, those of higher class get to live closer towards the middle. People do not venture out of their regions due to Gaichuu which are large insects which steal peoples' "hearts". In Shingeki no Kyojin: There are 3 different areas or they call them walls. While it does not explicitly say that the areas are divided into classes, the king resides in the innermost area with the military police. The people do not venture outside the walls due to the titans that would kill them./> There is a lot of mystery involved in Shingeki no Kyojin and the nature of the titans as well as in Tegami Bachi and the Gaichuu's as well as the capital Akatsuki. read more 
reportRecommended by evelynie
About a young boy who enters a service industry (mail delivery, train conductor). Have similar sorts of worlds, with an undercurrent of class struggles. The people use magical stones (spirit amber, rainbow stone). 
reportRecommended by IceAndCream
Kiba feels like a more adult version of Tegami. They start off with a young boy who loses his family, and is taken around by a rather stoic adult. This adult works a maligned trade (as a letter bee, arms peddler). They explain that their wares are ambiguous: they can be used for good or evil. Weapons can be used to kill, letters can be used to tell lies or hurtful truths. The boy's eyes are opened to the truth of the world he lives in. Have a similar steampunk/Western style. 
reportRecommended by IceAndCream
Tegami Bachi and Shinigami x Doctor have organizations that fight against a monster who kills humanity ,and when that monster is defeated they both live behind the memories of their victim in Tegami bachi it's in form of heart and in Shinigami x Doctor is in form of pollen. 
reportRecommended by Emerald-Grit

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