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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 100
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 6, 2006 to Nov 4, 2015
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Jump SQ.
Authors: Asada, Hiroyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.841 (scored by 77087,708 users)
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Ranked: #10282
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Popularity: #567
Members: 22,620
Favorites: 789

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In the land of Amberground, an artificial sun serves as the only source of light for the capital city of Akatsuki while an eternal night persists. The further away one is from the capital, the darker and more dangerous it is. In the surrounding areas of Yuusari and Yodaka exist enormous armored bug creatures called Gaichuu that prey on people's hearts. Despite this, it is the duty of Letter Bees, a special group of mail carriers, to deliver letters throughout Amberground while risking their lives battling the Gaichuu.

Twelve-year-old Lag Seeing aspires to become a Letter Bee like Gauche Suede after their fateful meeting five years ago, where Gauche "delivered" Lag himself as a letter sent by his missing mother. Determined to see Gauche again and uncover the truth behind his mother's disappearance, Lag begins his journey to become a Letter Bee.

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Tegamibachi was initially serialized in the Monthly Shounen Jump, until the magazine went defunct in June 2007, and moved to newly-launched Jump SQ on November 4. Prior to the launch of Jump SQ, in October, a special chapter, Tegamibachi to Dingo, was published as a one-shot in Weekly Shounen Jump.

Tegamibachi was published in English as Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from September 1, 2009 to March 7, 2017. It started serialization in the March 2009 issue of their monthly Shounen Jump anthology. In Europe, the series has been licensed in Italy by Panini Comics under their Planet Manga division, Kana in France, and Planeta DeAgostini in Spain.

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Jul 12, 2020
rectified_rascal (All reviews)
This has been a disappointing series to read.

The first 5-6 volumes of the manga are the usual "world-building" part of the series where the characters and how Amberground works. A mystery is introduced, a character goes missing, our main hero grows up by crying every 10 pages. The art is gorgeous and there are some moments of tenderness. From the 7-8th volume, the series goes into high gear and until volume 14-15, the series continues to ascend and the reader is drawn in. I read 6 volumes of the series in a single day. It was that good.

And then given how well the read more
Sep 6, 2016
deadoptimist (All reviews)
Tegami Bachi is ok. It’s a bit slow at the beginning and rushed at the end, but both of these things do not matter much, since you’ll solve the main mystery much earlier than the characters, and what makes this manga worth reading is the world – unusual, intriguing, yet consistent.

When I read more traditional shounen, I tend to take notes of mature details and to imagine what a seinen built around them would’ve been like. With Tegami Bachi this exercise yields unusual results – this manga doesn’t have a middle ground, there’s the plot, centered around the main 12 y.o. character, with all the read more
Dec 19, 2019
makushima (All reviews)
This is my first review adn I write this because a lot of people seem to sleep on this manga. It is not the most popular one and in my opinion the the critics were to harsch for no reason. And I am actually very picky myself.

8 Story: The story is solid with an relaxed pace. Overall the story is quiet good and no complains there.

10 Art: The art is simply awesome. It may not be the most detailed one but the world building of AmberGrounds and presentation is just so awesome. With the eternal night setting you have really cool shadowing and lightning read more
Apr 20, 2010
Scrypt (All reviews)
"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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