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Old 2008-07-12, 04:07   Link #1
Irenicus
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Letter Bee/Tegami Bachi

It's been a while since I started a manga thread...

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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 a young boy who was born at 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 Guche who went missing...
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What's this about?

It's a fantasy story set in a world where the only major source of light is a man-made sun above the central capital city. The story, for now at least, follows the path of a young boy whose dream, after a certain dramatic event in his youth, was to become a "Letter Bee," a sort of a glorified mailman in this dangerous world (and yes, they call their headquarter a "beehive"). Said dramatic event involved a certain Letter Bee by the name of Gauche, who saved his life and changed his way of thinking, technically because the boy was a "letter," and someone has had him sent to a new, caring home, a job waiting for a skilled Letter Bee to take on. At the end of their dangerous journey to the boy's destination, Gauche acknowledged their friendship, and the awed Lag decided from then on to follow the path of his savior and idol.

Oh, and there's a lot of talk about the "heart" in this series, and our boy Lag can literally shoot out a "heart bullet" to receive visions of the "heart" of people; that is, their true feelings and memories -- it can hit people, letters (obvious), a church bell, and a lot of other stuff and create a bunch of big screen TV's () that allow Lag and everyone around the vicinity to witness these feelings.

Spoiler for Space saver: because not everybody wants to read me rant:


Short version: an excellent and very promising fantasy series with good art, good characters, and good plot. I heartily recommend this one!
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Old 2008-07-12, 05:35   Link #2
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I'm all for Lag X Niche, furry ftw. Guess it wouldn't be bad if he ends up with the other girl, but Niche deserves to be loved too! He could end up with both girls as well...
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Old 2009-05-28, 01:52   Link #3
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Just finished reading all 28 chapters, and this one of the best mangas out in Jump SQ at the moment. Plot is surprising original, atleast compared much of the stuff I've read lately. I'm looking forward to how the anime adapation will handle much of atmostsphere.

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I'm all for Lag X Niche, furry ftw. Guess it wouldn't be bad if he ends up with the other girl, but Niche deserves to be loved too! He could end up with both girls as well...
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Old 2009-08-16, 17:01   Link #4
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Do any of you know whether Hiroyuki Asada has been taking a break, the manga has been put on hold or interrupted by the editor? I'm asking because I can't find any new chapters after number 30 came out in June and this manga is one of my favorites. The story has that fairy tail touch into it that captures your attention and moves you from the very beginning.
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Old 2009-09-04, 22:32   Link #5
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I just saw 14 caps, and thats a great manga, one of the bests =)
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Old 2009-09-05, 14:03   Link #6
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Do any of you know whether Hiroyuki Asada has been taking a break, the manga has been put on hold or interrupted by the editor? I'm asking because I can't find any new chapters after number 30 came out in June and this manga is one of my favorites. The story has that fairy tail touch into it that captures your attention and moves you from the very beginning.
One of JAC's staff stated that he is taking a break and plans resume by the end of this month.
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Old 2009-09-18, 11:50   Link #7
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One of JAC's staff stated that he is taking a break and plans resume by the end of this month.
Thanks for the info.

I just relized they've already taken care of chapters 31 and 32.
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Old 2009-10-01, 11:12   Link #8
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Well the anime is coming out soon. The art style is very similar to Claymore, but I think the storyline is really beautiful. It has that kind of post-apocalyptic feel laced with dubious hope, and peppered with jokes once it becomes too emotional.

Though I wish the mutant boar had a more normal name. Or maybe pet boars in anime are supposed to have weird names (remember Botan, anyone?).
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Old 2009-10-01, 16:03   Link #9
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OVA 1 Is out already. I don't remember what chapter it is in the manga (if it even is)
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Old 2009-10-01, 16:06   Link #10
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OVA 1 Is out already. I don't remember what chapter it is in the manga (if it even is)
It's not a chapter from the manga, it's the one shot animated.
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Old 2009-10-10, 15:16   Link #11
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OOoh ???? an OVAAA ??
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Old 2009-10-11, 09:55   Link #12
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OOoh ???? an OVAAA ??
Haha,
yeah it's out there, you can look on youtube for it.
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Old 2009-10-19, 23:47   Link #13
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New Chapter is out!

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Old 2009-10-20, 07:53   Link #14
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THX but I still have a loong way to go
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Old 2009-10-20, 11:24   Link #15
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Wow that was fast, yay for chapter 33!
Spoiler for Chapter 33:

Non-spoilery comment: Was it just me or did the pacing feel a bit off/rough in this chapter? Almost felt as if the original idea for the chapter wasn't long enough so part of the next chapter got tagged on. Also I believe that the anime will stop just before this arc, anyone else have an opinion on that?
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Old 2009-10-20, 14:16   Link #16
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Wow that was fast, yay for chapter 33!
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Non-spoilery comment: Was it just me or did the pacing feel a bit off/rough in this chapter? Almost felt as if the original idea for the chapter wasn't long enough so part of the next chapter got tagged on. Also I believe that the anime will stop just before this arc, anyone else have an opinion on that?
Eh, I'm not sure what you mean. Maybe you feel that way because the situation wasn't resolved in one chapter this time as it normal is? We did covered the aftermath of the last and start of a new mini arc.

I agree that Anime will probably end before this arc provided it doesn't go it's own route. Last arc is actually decent place to end the show since it takes care of one of the major plot threads.
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Old 2009-10-20, 15:35   Link #17
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I meant odd pacing as in we kinda cleared up that mini-arc involving the inspectors and then kinda launched into a new mini arc. They felt a little too disjointed, a little too separate to flow well in this chapter, all IMO of course.
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Old 2009-10-20, 15:50   Link #18
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Ah, I see. Well, I don't count the issue with investigators over with, it's more at this point Lag and co. are in a bind since they can't do anything about them atm. This doesn't mean they still don't have work to do and we don't know arc well play out. It end up like the "Lighthouse" chapter when Lag met Jiggy Pepper for first time.
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Old 2009-11-16, 00:17   Link #19
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This manga is absolute gem!! Loving every chapter and characters.

It is a really good read, but at the same time I sort of have this feeling that I should have waited till in ends (given it's pace maybe 2-3 years lol) because it is absolute torture that this is on monthly release and at the same time riddled with cliff hangers. Anyways, I'm hooked and can't till the next chapter.
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Old 2009-11-25, 11:19   Link #20
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Chapter 34 is out!
Spoiler for read the chapter first please!:
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