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Tegami Bachi  
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Tegami Bachi (or Letter Bees) are couriers that deliver important letters and packages throughout the land of eternal dusk, Amber Ground.

The story revolves around Lag Seeing, a young boy who was born on The Day of Flicker, 12 years ago when the man-made sun went down for unknown reasons. The manga follows his ambition to become a Letter Bee and how he follows the path of his idol Gauche Suede who suddenly went missing one day...


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Associated Names
Letter Bee
Ong Đưa Thư

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Latest Release(s)
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c.68-69 by LAG Scans (150d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 10, Chap 38 (story splits after Episode 39)

User Reviews

5 topics, 40 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (405 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.45 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 23rd 2015, 8:55am PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gekkan Shounen Jump (Shueisha)
Jump SQ (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (17 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #874 increased(+46)
Monthly Pos #882 decreased(-278)
3 Month Pos #1015 increased(+616)
6 Month Pos #1091 increased(+17)

List Stats
On 2188 reading lists
On 1174 wish lists
On 87 unfinished lists
On 360 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee's 2nd Anime Season Airs in Fall 470 days, 23 hours, 17 minutes ago
Anime Better or Manga? 1428 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes ago
Zaji is a boy, right? 1480 days, 21 hours, 36 minutes ago
omfg, this series is the BEST! 1547 days, 23 hours, 55 minutes ago
chapter 11 2660 days, 10 hours, 23 minutes ago

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It's awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 2H
March 17th, 2008, 4:15am
It's a solid series, but it has a nice style as a plus. Can't w8 for more.
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Unique in Its Genre   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ichigo_daisuki
March 15th, 2010, 2:50am
Tegami Bachi is different from the usual shonen for readers by appealing to both guys and girls from its cute artwork to its well-crafted storyline. As TimeManInJail's review points out, the manga has a different nature towards its storyline, focusing on the characters' adventures through delivering letters. The only downfall is its cliffhanger endings for every chapter which leaves you wanting more but you must wait for its release (>o<)!

... Last updated on July 13th, 2013, 3:14pm
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Strange but Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by whistlebird
March 9th, 2011, 9:55pm
It's very weird (a boy with a spirit bug in his eye, bullets made of "heart" and a girl with swords for hair to say the least) but very good. The illustrations are unique and have a neat ethereal, different feel to them but also a hard, bold edge that really appeals in a manga with some good action. The plot is also VERY intriguing, especially as the story progresses and you realize there's more to this world and it's postal system than appears. It's weird, funny, sad, and mysterious. My only real complaint is that the characters are the biggest cry babies that ever lived. Especially the main character who can't go a chapter without tears welling up whether it be for happiness, sadness, or relief, or whatever happens to be happening. And the names are a little strange. What kind of a name is Lag? Or Gauche (sounds like the paint i use for art class, lol, but the name grows on you)? And speaking of which, I kind of wish that Steak would just get eaten already (just kidding).
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dezin19
May 30th, 2010, 3:29pm
I tried reading this manga a couple times, but couldn't get past the first chapter cause it starts off so slow. BUT, it looked good and I liked the art, so I kept it on my "to read" list.

I instead decided to start with the anime, and now I can't get enough. If the anime is anything like the manga, I will definitely be reading the manga soon. The main character, Lag, is a crybaby, but he is so cute, so I'm not really annoyed by it. There is definitely something brewing behind the scenes, which makes me believe the plot going to be good.

Update: I've caught up with the manga, and I love it! The anime is the same as the manga (up until the end, anyway), so I was also happy to see that.

... Last updated on September 23rd, 2013, 11:04pm
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100% Recommended   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by liquidsin
June 23rd, 2012, 5:52pm
After wavering on the first volume a couple months ago, I decided to give Tegami Bachi a second chance. Needless to say I'm caught up to the current chapter and it all happened in one go.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blublaise
August 28th, 2011, 10:03pm
At first, I expected this series to be bland, but I extremely misjudged it. This series is one of my absolute favorites!

Okay, art. Very unique. I have never read a manga with art similar to this on. It's also very beautiful. The artist's character designs are gorgeous, each with their own distinguishable features that express their personality and differences from one another. Absolutely brilliant. The backgrounds and setting designs are magnificent. I applaud this mangaka's creativity and overall imagination.

The story, thus far, is brilliant. I doubt that there any mangas out there with similar features such as this series. It's a creatively drawn storyline that grips your interest, an absolute page-turner. It just keeps you at the edge of your seat, wanting more. Just from the first chapter, you can already sense the mangaka's skillful imagination, weaving a story unlike any other. The characters are perfect, causing the story to become even more brilliant.

I really do admire this series. I definitely recommend it!
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Pretty good for a shounen...   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
January 13th, 2009, 3:19pm
The start is very slow and the pacing needs some working on*. It's quite interesting though and feels very storybook-like. I'm glad I resumed this because the latest few chapters revealed more about the world and the storyline. Do let it be said that the earlier chapters focused heavily on laying out the plot and fleshing out the world, so it might frustrate those accustomed to fast pacing.
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The plot devices about the "heart" and "memories" were awesome for fleshing out all the details, instead of having some draggy and cheesy arc that satisfied none.

*It's been 2++ years since said manga was released and the plot is still starting out.
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Absolutely beautiful.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by xeternalrose
December 12th, 2009, 11:53pm
Gorgeous artwork and even though the plot DOES start off slow in the beginning, it transforms into an amazing work that leaves you breathless-- wanting to know what happens to each and every character as the story progresses.

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I'm definitely looking forward in seeing how Lag and the story will turn out; whether or not Gauche will be able to wake up and retain his heart again. :)

... Last updated on December 13th, 2009, 12:26pm
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I want more   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Akatsubaki
November 14th, 2010, 2:24am
Yippie! Another good shounen manga!
I love shounen series and always following most shounen mainstream manga, yet i dropped some of them. And recently it's rare to found good series,
Thanks for someone who recommended this manga for me...
I really like the artstyle... and the story also pretty good. The fantasy world inside this manga is so captivating. At last, i get back my top 5 shounen manga again!

... Last updated on November 14th, 2010, 2:29am
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could go either way..   
Rating: N/A
by centzon totochtin
April 20th, 2010, 5:18pm
The world that this is set in is far more interesting and unique than the characters, but all that travelling alone through epic twilit landscapes with silly names, and unexpected monster-attacks at any moment, sets the atmosphere so well that you overlook that while reading it. Only afterwards do you realise how many potentially powerful moments are ruined by overdramatic crying and sudden flashbacks in the middle of dangerous situaltions (even more in the anime). But this is probably just personal taste, most manga do this at times and a little kid would probably think it's really deep. Most of the characters look damn cool in a fairytale pretty-haired steampunk way, but after a while I started to get some of them mixed up. Very polished drawings with sharp shadows everywhere. It could be far greater than it is. A lot depends on whether the inevitable twists in the story or revelations about everyone's past are lame or genius though. Something tells me it will be one or the other biggrin
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