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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
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee

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Latest Release(s)
v.20 c.99 by Schin-ken about 1 year ago
c.98 by Schin-ken about 1 year ago
v.20 c.97 by Schin-ken about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)

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

6 topics, 41 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (452 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.27 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 17th 2018, 7:11am PST



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Original Publisher

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

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (20 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #489 increased(+244)
Monthly Pos #1330 decreased(-5)
3 Month Pos #2072 increased(+189)
6 Month Pos #2278 increased(+216)
Year Pos #2595 decreased(-227)

List Stats
On 2157 reading lists
On 1272 wish lists
On 229 completed lists
On 105 unfinished lists
On 422 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee Manga to End in 20th Volume over 2 years ago
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee's 2nd Anime Season Airs in Fall over 4 years ago
Anime Better or Manga? over 6 years ago
Zaji is a boy, right? over 7 years ago
omfg, this series is the BEST! over 7 years 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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100% Recommended   
Rating: N/A
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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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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A Graphic Novel   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dioshurleyel94
January 11th, 2015, 12:21pm
For me, the very first chapter of this manga was like love at first sight. This is really a gem that deserves more recognition and I never thought that a story about postmen could be this good.

Perhaps I'm simple minded, but by far I have found every character to be enjoyable or/and interesting. Even though the protagonist is a crybaby I still like him.

The ambient of the story also impresses me. There's this sensation of adventure and discovery, but there's also a grey tone that make everything more thrilling and believable. But the thing that made this manga one of my favorites is that it is capable of delivering a certain degree of humanity, something that shonen usually lack of. This is actually something that even an adult could enjoy.

In general, this manga took me by surprise in a very good way. And it is one of those mangas that feels more like a graphic novel rather than a comic. I just hope for it to not let me down.

... Last updated on January 11th, 2015, 12:24pm
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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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Beautiful artwork, great world view and whatnot, a little disappointing at the end. Still my favorite series.   
Rating: N/A
by cyjgalaxy
July 19th, 2016, 4:54pm
*may contain a minor spoiler*

Previous review has given a sharp point of view on what this manga lacks a little bit. This series has been forgotten due to mangaka's slow (yes, very slow) progress with the chapters, although he has pumped up the pace for the later chapters.


It draws a great point of view on characters' "HEARTS". I loved every one of the characters and how the characters were drawn, and every time I reread, I find something I didn't notice before. Also, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous; one of the best if someone were to ask me.


The story kinda wrapped up out of nowhere. It felt like he was rushing (considering how the shounen story progresses over the main character growing up) as the later chapter just has the main character change over a year (without showing anything in the middle). Maybe if he drew a couple chapters more about it, it may have been better.

Overall, don't get around the plot *too* much, as it is not the strongest point of this manga. It has great artwork, and I would consider this series as one of the "mental healing" series.
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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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