Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
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Synonyms: Tegami Bachi to Dingo
Japanese: テガミバチ
English: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee
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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: 7.781 (scored by 83928,392 users)
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Ranked: #13742
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Popularity: #679
Members: 25,852
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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /100


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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Sep 18, 2023
Despite it's flaws, Tegamibachi's positives are more than enough for me to recommend it to someone.

Lets begin with what tegamibachi does well:
-The main cast is interesting and the character development and interactions are really good. Each character has a relatively fleshed out backstory that drives them forward. Gauche's issue is handled very well and really drives forward that the heart is what matters most in this story. There are a lot of tearjerker moments and a lot of heartwarming ones even revolving around characters you'll see only once.
People have complained a lot that Lag is a crybaby but you need to keep in mind ...
Nov 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
"hidden gem, but not really." This is what Tegamibachi can be described as.


-Lag, the main character, is defined by his empathy, though you can make a case for him being a crybaby, his emotional reactions are fitting for the situations he encounters, and he balances his vulnerability with taking initiative.

-Gauche stands out as the best character, with his amnesia being handled masterfully. Rather than reverting to square one after regaining his memory, Gauche's old and new memories blend, leading to internal conflict between helping his friends in the Letter Bees, the protagonists, and his friends in Reverse group, the antagonists.

Niche's character isn't inherently bad, but ...
Mar 6, 2022
A series that forget what the main plotline was.

Some light spoilers in this review upto vol. 12. Nothing super major, because the main story actually takes a small break before getting back into it.

The series is about Delivering Letters... Mostly. They're 3 main concepts to the series. The artificial Sun, Being the best bee & delivering letter and killing Gaichuu's which is the main enemy of the series.... I think. It's not entirely clear. The idea here is that the chads, the Main characters are people who deliver letters known as the Letter Bee's. However letters here are more than just simple words on ...

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