Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee

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


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 27, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2009
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:55 (JST)
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 20 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.641 (scored by 3875638,756 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12072
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1469
Members: 109,221
Favorites: 720

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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Pepper, Jiggy

Nakai, Kazuya

Suede, Sylvette

Mizuki, Nana

Thunderland Jr.

Ishikawa, Hideo


Horie, Yui

Link, Aria

Koshimizu, Ami


Kageyama, Shigenori
Director, Theme Song Arrangement
Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director


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)

Jan 27, 2011
fadinglotus (All reviews)
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.

Lag read more
Mar 26, 2010
Mimi_Taylor (All reviews)

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
Aug 1, 2015
Pinneapple188 (All reviews)
Wow what a favorite of mine. Tegami Bachi for me, is one of my kind of secret favorites, or rather prized possessions that really hasn't been seen by that many people, unfortunately (I know not that well explained couldn't really say it in any other way). So what makes it so special? A lot of things really. For one, no Anime, none has really anything similar to this plot and setting. When have you ever seen an Anime that is based on delivering Letters to people, that also are memories, stories and many other assortments of things. Not to deny any credit to the amazing read more
Apr 23, 2010
FukouDa (All reviews)
Man, Letter Bee was mondo cool, bitchin' cool. Goddamn AMAZING.

Well, perhaps not, it's not the crunchiest peanut in the turd, but it holds it's own above many of todays moe moe anime.

The biggest fault with this series is that nothing happened, or very little.
You can get away with watching perhaps the first 3 episodes, and the last, as the entirety of the middle eps are all very filler, but this doesn't take away from the fun of the show, and the ending at very least, does hint towards a more fleshed out season two.

The animation is great, twilight skies etc and has a vibrant lovely read more

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