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Jan 30, 2010 9:06 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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And finally, I am in love with the opening.

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Jan 30, 2010 11:37 AM

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Episode was the special episode of Letter Bee before it aired. Letter Bee:Light and Blue Night Fantasy.

It was mostly similar to the special, though it felt kind of rushed. Some extra scenes were added, like more backstory of Elena Bran and Largo Lloyd. I think the story of the pendant was changed, cant remember. One question: if Darwin didn't move from that spot for how many years, how does he eat? Maybe Lloyd brings him food? If he does, then he should have given Darwin a bath as well. But Lloyd is busy so he cannot take care of Darwin everyday. Then how?...Ah well minor details. A good episode though the special is better.

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Jan 30, 2010 4:24 PM

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Even though I had watched the special before, the episode still made me cry. In comparison to the other filler stories, Darwin is the best one so far.

Next episode looks interesting. Bees versus pigeons.
 
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Jan 30, 2010 6:09 PM

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haha that opening is growing on me. its pretty good. this episode i had seen before but it was still enjoyable.
 
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Jan 30, 2010 6:11 PM

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Elena X Lloyd.. (T_T)
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Good episode.
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Jan 30, 2010 6:45 PM

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I cried :C

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Jan 30, 2010 9:55 PM
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ep.17 = special ep.
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Jan 30, 2010 10:47 PM

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no wonder...i was wondering why i had seen this ep b4
 
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Jan 30, 2010 11:39 PM

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The first op song "Hajimari no Hii" makes me feel like a start of journey and its exciting.The travelers beginning(OP),endless journey ahead(ED)
The second op song "Love Letter no Kawari ni Kono Uta wo" makes feel comfortable and sweet.Its like a song of a traveler that try to bring happiness(love) to everyone(OP).I guess this will be a traveler's tale(ED).

Old dog FTW ,age doesn't really matter i guess ^^
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Jan 31, 2010 1:25 AM

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I liked this episode. I haven't seen the special yet so I can't really compare. Lag ended up crying again but I guess it's understandable.
 
Jan 31, 2010 10:11 AM

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T-T so sad...
Dawrin is like fry's dog from futurama
They both waited for their masters
thats why i feel like i watched this before -_-;
 
Jan 31, 2010 4:20 PM

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I liked this episode, touching story.



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Jan 31, 2010 7:40 PM

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Nice one
 
Jan 31, 2010 8:54 PM

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Wahhh I cried like a baby!! D: I didn't like this episode.. it was way too sad. And Darwin is so cute that it made it even more sad.. *sigh*

As for the opening.. I nearly fell asleep listening to it. The other one was so much better! Same thing goes for the ending, I usually sang along with it. But this new one... well it's not so bad I suppose.

Over all I'm just not satisfied this week.
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Feb 1, 2010 7:18 AM

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i started crying too...just too...sad...poor elena and darwin..
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Feb 1, 2010 8:02 AM

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I cried like a baby too... :'(
 
Feb 1, 2010 3:18 PM

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belatkuro said:
"He doesn't look tasty, but I'm gonna make him steak before I make steak of Steak!"
XD

Kruxia said:
Wahhh I cried like a baby!!


Loved the way Niche hugged Lag.
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Feb 1, 2010 5:43 PM

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this was a lot like the special they had, such a heartbreaking story
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Feb 2, 2010 10:03 AM

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gloryfy said:
The first op song "Hajimari no Hii" makes me feel like a start of journey and its exciting.The travelers beginning(OP),endless journey ahead(ED)
The second op song "Love Letter no Kawari ni Kono Uta wo" makes feel comfortable and sweet.Its like a song of a traveler that try to bring happiness(love) to everyone(OP).I guess this will be a traveler's tale(ED).
The way you say it, i think that's how I would put it as well.
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Feb 2, 2010 10:15 AM

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I too cried ;'( Such a good episode even though its quite similar to the special...
 
Feb 4, 2010 2:19 PM

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It's kinda embarassing to say this as a boy, but i cried. Really. The first time i cried watching anime... correction... the first time i cried watching something. I was reeeally sad. I'm starting to like Tegami Bachi more and more.

And the opening is absolutely lovely! ヘ(^_^ヘ)(ノ^_^)ノ
 
Feb 4, 2010 8:36 PM

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Such a sad story. Felt awful for Darwin having spent much of his life faithfully waiting for his master who would never return. Letter Bee couples don't seem to have much luck...
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Feb 5, 2010 4:57 AM

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And I cried again, just like I did in Letter Bee - Light and Blue Night Fantasy, it always reminds me of that one episode of futurama with fry's dog waiting for him it's entire life and im just ;___;

but yeah, depresses me every time.
 
Feb 5, 2010 11:29 AM

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Recycling plots is bad. I fast-skipped all of it.

Furthermore, the quality of the animation was WAY lower than the OVA. I'm sorry guys, this episode did not do the trick for me.
 
Feb 5, 2010 9:49 PM

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I LOVE this episode! Cried, too ;__;
 
Feb 6, 2010 12:18 PM

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Again, the tragic story of Elena and Darwin is made really really tragic. Really got the viewers into it.

RIP Elena and Darwin.
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Feb 6, 2010 3:39 PM

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Wow, I'm sorry but just reairing the special? That's lazy even for this show.
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Feb 7, 2010 8:35 AM

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Wow, I'm sorry but just reairing the special? That's lazy even for this show.
Sorry but that is not a re-airing. It is a remake if I could say it.


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Feb 8, 2010 10:32 AM

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I remember this plot, still sad as heck though.
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Feb 9, 2010 7:42 PM

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1. I cried. That was so sad. Even though I knew what was going to happen. It was STILL REALLY DEPRESSING.

2. Largo is too pretty to ever be a main character. Yes. Too pretty.


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Feb 13, 2010 2:50 PM

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This episode changed my life.
 
Feb 23, 2010 3:34 AM

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Largo is too pretty to ever be a main character. Yes. Too pretty.


Thought the same :P

The episode was so sad, i felt like crying. But it was a lovely one as well.
 
Feb 27, 2010 8:27 PM

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Ah, no filler for this episode. That was nice about that, but I am afraid that next episode is a filler.
 
May 25, 2010 5:04 PM

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it reminded me of the dog, hachiko. The scene of their graves delivered a special meaning to me. Good ep!
 
Aug 25, 2010 10:55 PM

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that was heartbreaking.
 
Sep 15, 2010 6:54 AM

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Kyuusi said:
T-T so sad...
Dawrin is like fry's dog from futurama
They both waited for their masters


Yes the very same! They even had that old look about them. Both the Futurama and this episode made me bawl my eyes out.
 
Jan 22, 2011 12:44 AM

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Wahhh I cried like a baby!!
 
Jan 30, 2011 10:17 PM

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I remember the OVA, which I just watched a few days ago, being better. That said,


All in all, it seems to show that the anime could be good if it weren't for all of the filler...
 
Sep 17, 2011 8:22 PM

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I think this was better than the OVA, even though they were basically the same thing.
Still just as sad though. I like the added ended.

And next episode= filler... again?? T~T
 
Aug 27, 2012 8:07 AM

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what a sad episode....but it was a nice one to see the director's past....
i love the music they played during the name tag memories....
 
Feb 16, 2013 10:21 PM

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Hit me right in the kokoro.

Sad stories involving animals really get to me.
 
Aug 3, 2013 6:41 PM

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Hey!

Does anyone know the name of the song during the scene with darwin's memories?
It was so lovely... I really tried finding it with shazam and with google...but i could only find the opening/ending songs... Please help me!! Thx
 
Feb 14, 2014 1:39 PM

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Sad stories involving animals really get to me.
Yeah, me too.


I cried more than Lag. Seriously.
 
Jan 22, 2015 9:19 PM

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This is the first episode of Letter Bee to actually make me cry...It's just so sad D,x I'm going to go hug my dog now...*sniff*
 
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ElenirLachlagos said:
parfaited said:
Sad stories involving animals really get to me.
Yeah, me too.


I cried more than Lag. Seriously.


Me too D,x I can't take sad stories involving animals either. They make me so sad D,x
 
Apr 18, 2015 12:08 PM

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Well right as I say that episode 16 is my favorite delivery, this one goes and just completely out does it. Wow, that was just so beautiful and bittersweet. Darwin being delivered to Elena's grave so that he could finally rest in peace after all of the waiting he endured. This episode did a nice job at displaying just how important the Letter Bee - Dingo relationship is in their line of work. How they're both partners who look out for one another as well as comrades. They were best friends and in that sense, this really was a delivery of the heart in its most pure form. I nearly choked up on tears when Darwin laid down next to Elena's grave, his journey finally coming to a close. This was the one time where Lag's incessant crying was completely called for.