Tegami Bachi is a title that I've never read, but I remember seeing the covers in my local Kinokuniya. The art, suffice it to say, is beautiful, so I cheered when VIZ announced that they'd be releasing it in English, not to mention an anime is in the works. The release date-- September 1st --is very nearly upon us now, so I thought I'd give you guys a heads-up so you can decide if it's something you want to pick up.
- Title: Tegami Bachi
- Translated Title: Letter Bee
- Creator: Hiroyuki Asada
- Publisher: Shueisha
- Anthology: Jump Square (shounen)
- Licensor: VIZ Media
- Genre: Fantasy
Story:AmberGround is a fantasy world set in endless night. Lag is a young delivery boy, or "letter bee," delivering packages around AmberGround along with his trusty gun, his partner Niche, and her pet Steak. Lag is on two separate journeys: one to find his kidnapped mother, and one to become a great Letter Bee like his idole Gauche Suede. Gauche "delivered" Lag when he was little and inspired the boy to become a Letter Bee.
The series is clearly heavy on visual style-- not unlike Death Note --so let's take a look-see. A couple of these shots are from the TV anime or OVA episode that came out a while back.