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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
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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: 8.28 / 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 #661 increased(+44)
Monthly Pos #1049 increased(+368)
3 Month Pos #1804 increased(+457)
6 Month Pos #2471 decreased(-31)
Year Pos #2552 decreased(-184)

List Stats
On 2158 reading lists
On 1271 wish lists
On 225 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 6 years ago
omfg, this series is the BEST! over 7 years ago

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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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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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Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by pinUp
May 26th, 2009, 11:46pm
nOoooooooo,i just finished read chapter 1,i thought Gauche Suede is the Main Character,but it turn out that Lag Seeing is the main character here, i just don't like Lag Seeing with his round face he still looks like a kid, bleehh~~ i thought Gauche is the main lead hero and he has a hot chick girlfriend too,lol

oh yeah,Gauche is way too cool than Lag

but after reading a while,it turn out to be a nice manga with a slow pace,but importanly the character not like any other shounen, its cool

... Last updated on May 27th, 2009, 12:53am
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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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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kirabook
August 7th, 2008, 11:08pm
This is really a great read. I love the main characters cute crybabish personally and the art is wonderful. The plot keep you guessing whats going to happen and ... it's just wonderful. The plot seems to be picking up at a nice pace and I can't wait to find out the truth... XD

... Last updated on May 12th, 2010, 2:31pm
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Rating: N/A
by thegreekie
May 10th, 2008, 1:36pm
This series shares some similar themes to the children's book The City of Ember, notably a world of darkness and the messenger character.

Summary for The City of Ember:
It is always night in the city of Ember. But there is no moon, no stars. The only light during the regular twelve hours of "day" comes from floodlamps that cast a yellowish glow over the streets of the city. Beyond are the pitch-black Unknown Regions, which no one has ever explored because an understanding of fire and electricity has been lost, and with it the idea of a Moveable Light. "Besides," they tell each other, "there is nowhere but here" Among the many other things the people of Ember have forgotten is their past and a direction for their future. For 250 years they have lived pleasantly, because there has been plenty of everything in the vast storerooms. But now there are more and more empty shelves--and more and more times when the lights flicker and go out, leaving them in terrifying blackness for long minutes. What will happen when the generator finally fails?

Twelve-year-old Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet seem to be the only people who are worried. They have just been assigned their life jobs--Lina as a messenger, which leads her to knowledge of some unsettling secrets, and Doon as a Pipeworker, repairing the plumbing in the tunnels under the city where a river roars through the darkness. But when Lina finds a very old paper with enigmatic "Instructions for Egress," they use the advantages of their jobs to begin to puzzle out the frightening and dangerous way to the city of light of which Lina has dreamed. As they set out on their mission, the haunting setting and breathless action of this stunning first novel will have teens clamoring for a sequel.

... Last updated on May 10th, 2008, 1:36pm
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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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oh my...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shandz
February 21st, 2008, 7:34am
awesome series! the flow of the story is just great, no speeding up and no side stories to be irritated about (for now i guess). i agree that it has alot of potential to be great, and im dying to know how his "letter bee inspiration" is doing.
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Pretty Good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Dragonfiremule
January 11th, 2008, 1:47pm
Its pretty good, if you are looking for a manga with plenty of Drama and inner reasons for doing things. Its pretty good so far, and I may raise or lower my rating of it, depending on how it turns out. So far, it has good potential and is fairly interesting, so it gets a nine.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by TimeManInJail
January 7th, 2008, 2:00pm
really unique story line with very different nature to the story itself though their are some resemblance rich/poor but what i like the most that show its very touching!!
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