Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season

Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee is an adventure anime set in a world of nearly endless night, whose only source of light comes from an artificial sun, called AmberGround. It follows a delivery boy named Lag Seeing and his Dingo, or bodyguard, named Niche on his journey to becoming a letter bee and the adventures they have while making their deliveries across the land. Becoming a letter bee involves more than just delivering mail as the letters can be anything, up to and including people. During their travels through AmberGround the pair must also deal with the Gaichuu, creatures that eat the hearts of living people. To combat them Lag and Niche both have their own unique abilities. Niche uses her hair, turning them into blade like tentacles, and Lag has a special gun called the Shindanjuu, or heart bullet gun, that he uses to fire a fragment of heart to destroy the Gaichuu.

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Light of Heart
50. Light of Heart
March 26, 2011
The ultimate battle with the most powerful gaichuu, the Cabernet, wrecking havoc in Yuusari central, comes to a close. Lag stands up, together with the Heart of all of the friends who he's received and become entangled with.
Battle in Yuusari Central!
49. Battle in Yuusari Central!
March 19, 2011
Moc and Aria are prepared for the worst and are waiting at the Bee Hive for Lawrence, who came to see his evil plan come to fulfillment.
Episode 48
48. Episode 48
January 1, 1970
During the battle with the gaichuu, the ground underneath the Hill of Prayer suddenly collapses, and Lag and Noir fall down into the caves below. Lag tries again to return Gauche's heart, but...
A Place to Return To
47. A Place to Return To
March 5, 2011
To stop Lawrence's plan and protect the ones who were unable to become spirit, Noir heads to the Bread and Weapon's Shop, Sinners. Noir asks Jacob, who is surprised to see him and worried, to give him a shindanjuu, and when he leaves the shop he runs into Sylvette. Sylvette is deeply worried, but pretends like she doesn't notice the changes in her brother. Noir is tugged back by those memories of Sylvette, but...
Lawrence's Ambition
46. Lawrence's Ambition
February 26, 2011
The plan begins to lure out the Cabernet, which has buried itself into the ground, with the recently recovered Connor. But they do not know where it is hiding, where it is heading, or what place it will resurface at. At the same time, Reverse's plans are reaching their final stage at last. In order to raise the strength of the Cabernet even further, Lawrence will use the fortified "hearts" of the ones who were unable to become spirit, and transports them all to the appointed place.
Smile of Hope Lead-in
45. Smile of Hope Lead-in
February 19, 2011
Lag visits the city of Lament to see Connor, as he needs some ability to find the Cabernet which has buried itself into the ground. There, Connor is looking after Sunny, who had her heart eaten by the Cabernet. Lag reunites with Connor, and Sunny as well, but the Sunny that is there has none of the memories or heart of the Sunny that once was... But then, a smile pops onto her face, even though she was supposed to have lost all of her heart.
Neither Malice, Nor Hatred
44. Neither Malice, Nor Hatred
February 12, 2011
The many Blue Thorn shindans Zazie shot into Jeel awaken the Cabernet. Just as Zazie thought, it takes Jeel away. However, while Zazie and Lag give chase to finish it off, they see the fragments of Jeel's heart. After knowing Jeel's real motivation, Zazie saves him despite himself. But the two of them are not going to waver from their hearts so easily...
Episode 43
43. Episode 43
Zazie finds out where the Cabernet ended up, but also finds a Reverse cell nearby at Shark Cape. There Zazie clashes with a Marauder who calls himself Jeel. Zazie shoots his shindan that consists of his malice, Blue Thorn, into Jeel, but Jeel's deep seated hatred for the Amberground government renders it ineffective and Zazie is cornered. On the other side, Lag heads toward Shark Cape after receiving word from Zazie, and encounters the leader of Reverse, Lawrence! Lag tries to shoot him with his shindanjuu, but for some reason he can't load any shindans...
Episode 42
42. Episode 42
Garrard and Valentine, who came from Akatsuki, will go to any lengths to find Noir, even interrogating Sylvette. When Lag hears this, he tries to do something to make sure Sylvette doesn't get wrapped up in it all. However, Noir, now reunited with Roda, arrive at what was once a Reverse base. There, Garrard and Valentine along with Lag appear. Lag tries to bring Noir back with him, but he says that he is a member of Reverse and aims a gun at him...
Episode 41
41. Episode 41
Torn apart from Noir, Roda chases after him to Yuusari Central, but when she sees Noir happily spending time together with Lag and Sylvette, she becomes distraught and her feelings fall into confusion. Just then, Roda is rescued from some men up to no good by Sarah and Hunt. Once acquaintances of Lag, Connor, and Zazie, they've begun living new lives in Central. Sarah works at an employment agency for "daily dingos" and when she hears that Roda used to be someone's dingo, she brings her to her workplace.
Episode 40
40. Episode 40
After the effect of being shot with Lag's letter bullet, Noir has awakened back as Gauche Suede. Lag asks Largo and Thunderland Jr. to allow Gauche to go home to the waiting Sylvette, and somehow gets permission for it. However, Largo and Thunderland Jr. can't help but shake off a certain feeling...
Episode 39
39. Episode 39
Aria and Niche final make it to Houdai's house. Aria tries to hand over the letter right away, but is injured when Houdai suddenly attacks her. But Aria doesn't flinch, and tries to convince him by talking about how a person dear to her lost something important on the Day of Flicker. Houdai hears this, lets them into his house, and begins to tell the story of his memories of the incident that happened on board that airship. At around the same time, Dr. Thunderland is treating Lag and Gauche, and the unthinkable occurs...
Crimson Melody
38. Crimson Melody
December 25, 2010
The Letter Bees are requested by the government to go after the Cabernet, as they still consider it a serious threat. With not enough personnel, the Sub Master of the Bee Hive and now office worker, Aria Link, heads out on a delivery herself. The letter is addressed to a Houdai Franklin, who was on the airship during the Day of Flicker and experienced that terrible accident. Since it's her first delivery in a long while, Niche tags along as her dingo, but the new duo has a tough time working together.
Episode 37
37. Episode 37
The fight between Lag and Noir continues, and Zazie comes back to help after sending Wasiolka to report. Just then a ton of swarming type gaichuu, Lao-Lao, come to attack. Lag and Zazie do their best to fight the gaichuu, but the huge numbers and lack of dingos to back them up makes it a tough battle. But then a trusty ally appears, and finally it's time for Lag to shoot that Letter Bullet!
Episode 36
36. Episode 36
Sunny is ordered to put poison in the cookies that she bakes in the Abbey for Connor by the Abbess. Sunny is shocked at the order... Meanwhile, Connor is shocked when he sees Lag fighting with Roda and realises that the girl he fell in love with was actually a member of Reverse. And during all the confusion, a giant gaichuu Cabernet comes to attack!
Episode 35
35. Episode 35
With the wounded Niche left in the "Garden of Spirits" which the Maka protects, Lag runs into Zazie on his way back to the Bee Hive, and they stop by the town of Lament where Connor is. There, the two of them are surprised to find Connor collapsed, but it was because he'd eaten too many cookies from a nun named Sunny. Lag witnesses Roda, Noir's dingo, picking up a delivery of letters at the Abbey where Sunny lives, so he goes undercover and infiltrates the Abbey to find out if it is a Reverse base.
Episode 34
34. Episode 34
200 years ago, Niche and her twin sister were shunned as cursed, and were eventually disposed of. Thrown into a river, with the most precious thing in the world, her sister, split apart from her, she matured all on her own, and has lived together with the Maka ever since. When Niche finally encounters her, she has no recollection of what happened, and instead protects Lag, a "human." Shocked by seeing her sister in such a state, she tries to kill both her sister and the other people. Lag tries to stop her, and shoots a shindan into her with his feelings...
Episode 33
33. Episode 33
Lag visits the town of Blue Notes Blues, steeped in the legend of the Maka, the mysterious creature deeply connected to Niche. The people in town witnessed someone like Noir heading into a cave, however the Mayor, Khari Tonov, tells them that cave is where the Maka lives and is dangerous, and entry is forbidden no matter who it may be. But despite this, at Niche's suggestion, Lag heads toward the cave wanting to find out more about what Noir was up to.
Episode 32
32. Episode 32
A person spotted Noir up in the northern reaches of Yodaka. Lag is ordered by the Bee-Hive Master Largo Lloyd to find out what Noir is up to, and he heads there with Niche and Steak. There he discovers a shell of what looks like a giant gaichuu, as well as a used cartridge which Noir left behind. Lag shoots his own shindan into the cartridge!
Episode 31
31. Episode 31
Sylvette receives a fan letter addressed to her from a girl named M. Croce, asking her to make a doll that looks like her to give to her brother who will be leaving his hometown to work in a coal mine shortly. The doll maker, Sylvette, hurries to make the doll, and after spending all night, heads out the next morning to deliver it. Lag is worried and goes with her, but the two of them are tired and end up falling asleep on the rhino carriage!
Episode 30
30. Episode 30
Two inspectors from the capital, Akatsuki, come to the Bee Hive. Caribs Garrard and his dingo, Hazle Valentine. They came to investigate a string of letter robberies happening to the south. During one of them, Moc Sullivan is attacked, and the letters he was carrying fall into a ravine. Garrard suspects that there's someone on the inside for Reverse, since they know so much about the Letter Bee's routes and movements, so he forbids them from going to the south. However, one of the letters Moc was carrying was a letter from a sick girl that Lag dictated for her...
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
"Get away from here"... The boy Lugh works together with an old man he calls "Grandpa" in an imagery lighthouse built out in the wilderness, but he keeps hearing voices from somewhere. Around the same time, Jiggy Pepper is passing by the area on a delivery, and notices that a Gaichuu, Korona, has made a nest on top of the imagery lighthouse. Riding his "iron horse" up the imagery lighthouse, Jiggy Pepper's shindan Lapis Lazuli explodes!
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
One day, while on a delivery to a certain mansion, Lag is asked by Ray Attlee the owner of the mansion, to search for the person who sent a picture-letter to her. Ray says that the pictures in the letters reminded her of her hometown, and gave her the will to continue to live on and fight her illness. Lag, after being called a "Letter Specialist" by Ray, decides not to rely on his shindan that allows him to see the heart contained in letters, and does his best to search for the sender. He discovers that the paints used to paint the letters have some connection to Ray's hometown, and then...
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
Niche thinks she has failed at being Lag's dingo, so she runs away from home with her pet(?) Steak. Worried, Lag and Connor head out to search for Niche. However Niche, hungry and wandering aimlessly around town, sneaks into the bread and weapons shop Sinners and tries to finally cook Steak, but the Gobenis catch her in the act.
26. Promise
October 2, 2010
Lag Seeing, who was rescued at a young age by a national postal service worker known as a Letter Bee named Gauche Suede, idolized this Bee and finally met him again after he went missing. However he calls himself the Marauder Noir and steals the letter from Lag. Lag, injured, is saved by the Express Delivery Bee Jiggy Pepper and taken to the Bee Hive, but Lag's partner, his dingo Niche, doesn't take it very well...
Episode 25 - One Unable to Become Spirit
25. Episode 25 - One Unable to Become Spirit
March 27, 2010
Ann and Hunt are grabbed by the gaichuu. While Zazie and Connor struggle desperately to attack it, Lag lets loose a shindan that finally catches the gaichuu. His strength exhausted, Hunt falls toward the ground. Hunt, hit with Lag's shindan, projects an image of Sarah and Hunt's cruel past as Gauche and Roda fight to protect the two from a gaichuu.
Episode 24 - Heart's Recollections, Three
24. Episode 24 - Heart's Recollections, Three
March 20, 2010
The larger number of letters that Ann Grado, the girl Lag met, brought out, drew a gaichuu to the town. Lag and Connor worked together to defeat it, but the people in the town got in their way and things were looking bad! Just then, Zazie shows up on his way back from a delivery. The three of them team up and corner the gaichuu, but...
Episode 23 - Honey Waters
23. Episode 23 - Honey Waters
March 13, 2010
Lag, Connor, and Niche encounter a married couple of Hunt and Sarah calling themselves "ones who were unable to become Spirit" in the town of Honey Waters after accepting a delivery of a letter there by Thunderland Jr, and Sarah seems to possess a black spirit amber like the one Gauche Suede had. The two of them have taken up the mantel of the anti-government organization "Reverse" and attack Lag and the others. Niche and Connor are captured, while Lag manages to barely escape, when a mysterious girl appears before him.
Episode 22 - Dream Link Notebook
22. Episode 22 - Dream Link Notebook
March 6, 2010
Gauche hurries to deliver a letter from Dr. Thunderland Jr. to Dr. Whitman, the foremost authority on vegetation and herbal research, asking him for a recommendation in order to prove the value of Mana Jones's research to the council. However Dr. Whitman lives far away, and there is not enough time to make it there and back within the given deadline. Even so, Gauche takes on the nearly impossible task...
Episode 21 - Potpourri of Memories
21. Episode 21 - Potpourri of Memories
February 27, 2010
A therapy relaxation room planned out by Thunderland Jr. has opened up in the Bee-Hive. Lag and Connor are curious and drag along Zazie to go check it out right away. The caretaker for the rest and relaxation room, Mana Jones, lost her sight in an accident, but she has an amazing sense of smell and is a plant specialist. Mana heard about Lag from Gauche in the past, and begins to tell him about what happened during the accident and why Gauche and Dr. Thunderland Jr. are the ones who enabled her to continue her work.
Episode 20 - Lost Letters
20. Episode 20 - Lost Letters
February 20, 2010
Zazie comes back after having lost important letters, and he's injured, too. As the rumor goes around that Zazie threw away the letters in order to escape from the gaichuu, another Letter Bee is to be dispatched from the Bee-Hive to recover the letters and finish the delivery. Lag jumps in to volunteer, but it seems that Zazie braved a dangerous route spotted with gaichuu territories.
Episode 19 - A Sick Letter Bee and the Girls
19. Episode 19 - A Sick Letter Bee and the Girls
February 13, 2010
Lag gets a fever. Sylvette and Niche are worried and try nursing him back to health, but Niche isn't used to it and makes mistake after mistake. And whether it's on an errand or shopping she keeps getting distracted as well. Sylvette takes care of them one after another, but Niche dislikes how Sylvette is always nagging her.
Episode 18 - Letter Pigeon
18. Episode 18 - Letter Pigeon
February 6, 2010
One day, a trio calling themselves the "Letter Pigeons" barge into the Bee-Hive and challenge the Bees to a race, in order to make a name for themselves and start a letter delivery service besides the Letter Bees. Master Largo thinks it sounds like fun so Lag, Zazie, and Connor take on the Letter Pigeons in a fierce delivery battle!
Episode 17 - Letter Bee and Dingo
17. Episode 17 - Letter Bee and Dingo
January 30, 2010
Lag and Niche are to deliver a small package to a town in Yodaka named Silencio, sent by the Bee-Hive master Largo Lloyd himself. The recipient is a woman who once worked as a Letter Bee, Elena Bran. However unlike a usual delivery, this time Lag is assigned with him a guide named Darwin...
Episode 16 - Fan Letter to a Musician
16. Episode 16 - Fan Letter to a Musician
January 23, 2010
Lag delivers a fan letter to the popular pianist Mathilda Rein from a passionate fan of hers named Joey, and learns that she always enjoys reading his letters. But by accident he finds out that those letters are actually written by a different person...
Episode 15 - The Elopement
15. Episode 15 - The Elopement
January 16, 2010
Lag and Niche are riding a carriage on the way back from a delivery, and the two other passengers are a passionate couple named Bonny and Moss. They've promised to marry each other, but Frank and his gang, who's proposal was rejected, are chasing after them. Niche, after hearing that eloping means getting to be together with the one you love, drives away Frank so Bonny and Moss can be happy together, but the real reason Frank was chasing them turns out to be something else...
Episode 14 - The Corpse Doctor
14. Episode 14 - The Corpse Doctor
January 9, 2010
Lag's friends Zazie and Connor recommend he go for a checkup with the medical team, after he arrives at work one day exhausted from his busy days as a Letter Bee. The head of the medical team is Dr. Thunderland Jr., a man with an odd taste for dissection, leading him to be called "The Corpse Doctor" by many out of fear. He takes an interest in Steak and captures him, because Steak is a species known as a Kapellmeister which was thought to be extinct. Lag and Niche hurry after the doctor to rescue their friend...
Episode 13 - The Promised Land
13. Episode 13 - The Promised Land
December 26, 2009
One day a man named Promessa Prometas came to the Bee-Hive asking for a letter he sent back. But the letter had already been sent out on delivery, with the new Letter Bee Lag Seeing. When Promessa hears this he chases off after Lag. On the other hand, Lag is worried that his journey is going too smoothly, because the letter has a fixed delivery-date. At this rate he'll end up arriving at the destination early. Just then,Lag runs into a man named Galador...
The Red and Green Ribbon
12. The Red and Green Ribbon
December 19, 2009
It's the "Holy Night" season, a festival from the northern area of Amberground. They say that two old men go around on the Holy Night delivering presents to children. In order to continue that tradition, Lag, along with Zazie, deliver presents to children that have been collected by charitable organizations. They meet a girl, Sonja Malmola, and granting her wish, they stay for dinner with her. Zazie helps with the shopping, but the way the villagers treat the girl is suspicious. Her parents were killed by gaichuu, and she lives all by herself.
Letter of Lies
11. Letter of Lies
December 12, 2009
Lag begins his daily life as a Letter Bee, and one day goes to pick up a letter from a young man named Vincent Alcott. He has been unsuccessful in fulfilling his dream of becoming an author and in order not to worry his mother back in his hometown, he writes letters filled with lies about his success. When Lag finds out about this, he worries whether such a "letter of lies" really holds any heart.
Under the Light
10. Under the Light
December 5, 2009
On the morning of the first day of work for new Letter Bee, Lag Seeing, and his dingo Niche, the sub-master of the Bee-Hive, Aria Link, stops by Sylvette's house where Lag is now living. She shows him to a place known as the Hill of Prayer, where everything with Gauche had its beginnings.
The Crybaby Boy's Vow
9. The Crybaby Boy's Vow
November 28, 2009
Lag goes once again to see Sylvette, alone in her house, and his heart is struck when he sees her crying on the veranda. Lag shoots a shindan from his own body into the shindanjuu Gauche left behind, the Nocturne Op. 20 Shindan Custom, and he, along with Sylvette, learn what was in Gauche's heart.
Seeing Sylvette Suede
8. Seeing Sylvette Suede
November 21, 2009
Gauche is no longer a Bee. When Lag heard this from the Bee examination proctor Zazie, he's shocked and depressed. Lag, Nice, and Steak go to see Sylvette, Gauche's sister, but are mistaken for debt collectors and met by a stern, wheelchair bound girl who points a gun at them.
Yuusari Central Nocturne Hood #13 Head Post Office Bee-Hive
7. Yuusari Central Nocturne Hood #13 Head Post Office Bee-Hive
November 14, 2009
Lag decides to make Niche his dingo officially, and reaches the Yuusari Head Post Office, known as the Bee-Hive. He and another boy named Macky Gee begin the Bee suitability interview examination, which consists of delivering one real letter safely to its destination. Knowing he is delivering a real letter, Lag's determination is strengthened yet again.
The Letter to Jiggy Pepper
6. The Letter to Jiggy Pepper
November 7, 2009
Lag and Niche run after Nelli to get their crossing pass back, however Nelli is found out as an impostor and is going to be punished! Lag and Niche come up to save Nelli, but just then the letter Nelli's late brother Nello wrote to Jiggy Pepper flies away. Lag stretches out his arm with all his might trying to save the letter, and suddenly a shindan flies out from his hand!
Dead-End Town
5. Dead-End Town
October 31, 2009
Lag, as well as Niche and Steak, a strange animal that tags along with Niche, reaches the town of Kyrie where the bridge Bifrost connects to Yuusari. There they meet Nelli, who guides them to an inn to stay the night, and volunteers to take Lag's bag up to his room, but then suddenly disappears. Nelli's aim is actually to get Lag's crossing pass into Yuusari.
Lag's Dingo
4. Lag's Dingo
October 24, 2009
Lag gave the name "Niche" to a girl that was a letter whose delivery slip was incomplete and couldn't be delivered, and started taking her to her destination. Lag is enchanted with her hair while he escorts her, and on his way after dropping her off, he learns from some passersby that her destination was actually a freak-show, advertising a new attraction: A child who received the blood of the legendary creature "Maka."
Crybaby Boy, Letter Girl
3. Crybaby Boy, Letter Girl
October 17, 2009
Some years after he met Gauche, Lag heads to the main post office in Yuusari to take the interview to become a Letter Bee after passing the preliminary examination. After saying all his goodbyes to the people he loves, he heads to the train station with a Letter Bee named Connor that came to pick him up. But when he arrives, he discovers a small girl hiding herself in a small crevice. And what's more, she's a letter, just like Lag was!
My Friend
2. My Friend
October 10, 2009
Lag, having glimpsed into Gauche's heart, comes to know about his dream to be chosen for the highest title the Bee's that work in the capital can obtain, Head Bee, and that he will soon be transferred there, a first step toward that dream. Nearing the end of their journey, one day before reaching their destination Lag and Gauche get in a fight after Lag asks Gauche to take him with him to the capital so he can search for his mother. Angry, Lag takes off with Gauche's shindanjuu and hurries along by himself, but wanders into Gaichuu territory without realizing it and falls into a trap.
Letter and Letter Bee
1. Letter and Letter Bee
October 3, 2009
One day Lag Seeing finds himself shipped. His mother abducted by someone, he's now just a package sent by her to be delivered to a friend's house. Gauche Suede is a Letter Bee, a member of the Amberground national postal service, who is tasked with delivering this "letter," together with his partner Roda. The still young Lag rebels at Gauche's seemingly emotionless focus on his work, his heart still reeling from being torn from his mother, but as they head into a valley they are attacked by a ferocious creature known as a Gaichuu.
Letter Bee Reverse: Promise
1. Letter Bee Reverse: Promise
July 19, 2013
Picking up where season one left off, the unconscious Lag is transported to the Bee Hive.
Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee PV
0. Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee PV
September 28, 2009
Promotional Video

Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee is an adventure anime set in a world of nearly endless night, whose only source of light comes from an artificial sun, called AmberGround. It follows a delivery boy named Lag Seeing and his Dingo, or bodyguard, named Niche on his journey to becoming a letter bee and the adventures they have while making their deliveries across the land.

Becoming a letter bee involves more than just delivering mail as the letters can be anything, up to and including people. During their travels through AmberGround the pair must also deal with the Gaichuu, creatures that eat the hearts of living people. To combat them Lag and Niche both have their own unique abilities. Niche uses her hair, turning them into blade like tentacles, and Lag has a special gun called the Shindanjuu, or heart bullet gun, that he uses to fire a fragment of heart to destroy the Gaichuu.

  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2009