Anime Vice News

Least Surprising New Anime Announcement: Tegami Bachi

I'm excited about this.

I only had to see the cover art for Hiroyuki Asada's Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) once before I knew it'd do well. I heard the story line-- a tale set in a sci-fi/fantasy world where it's always night and the planet's only light comes from an artificial sun, and a young boy named Lag acts as letter-carrier, entrusted with peoples' hearts and dreams –and was pretty sure we'd see an anime version eventually, too.


And eventually we did, in the form of a 30-minute short created as part of a special event for Jump Sq., the manga anthology that serialized the manga. The anime probably functioned as a test to see how well the show would do overall, because a full TV anime is now reportedly in the works and due out this fall.


That said, I'm not totally thrilled with how the anime looks in comparison to the manga's style, so I'm going to throw a bunch of images from the manga here for your viewing pleasure (though I'm still excited for the anime version). Enjoy!

Schwindelmagieron April 30, 2009 at 7:25 p.m.
I absolutely LOVE this series. I recall hearing about it sometime last year and decided to start reading it. Both the artwork and storyline impressed me so much, I'm looking forward to watching the anime as well.
MoonStormon April 30, 2009 at 7:32 p.m.
The manga art really good. I'll have to look for the book now.
Agent_Loston April 30, 2009 at 7:43 p.m.
Is it just me, or the art work remind me of "The World Ends With You"
lanaswifton April 30, 2009 at 9:44 p.m.
Wow, that IS nice looking manga art. And yeah, the anime art isn't as nice...but it so rarely is, especially with such finely detailed work.

Dig Deeper into Letter Bee

An anime adaptation of the popular sci-fi/fantasy series.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (25 Posts)
Add/View Images (9 Images)
Watch Some Videos (1 Video)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

AKAME GA KILL! #10 -- Kill the Show!

Special Review. Anime and Rob Liefeld, together at last!

KILL LA KILL -- The Secret Meaning?

Inspired by the PBS Idea Channel, Tom and Matt ponder if deep thoughts really have any place in anime.

BLEACH Ch. 595 Review

What's love got to do with THIS?

The Lamest JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Episode

STARDUST CRUSADERS #24 -- Watch & Learn. Fiiiiiiiiller!

Comparing DRAGON BALL to JOJO's BIZARRE ADVENTURE

#17-18-- Retro Review. It all comes down to team dynamics...

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... the Anime?

DISC WARS is like... "POKEMON versus Marvel."

Forgotten Manga -- EAGLE: THE MAKING OF AN ASIAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT

Tom and Matt dig up the controversial political melodrama from the late 90's, and wonder why fans seem to have forgotten about it.

ONE PIECE Ch. 759 Review

What are you gonna' do when the Straw Hat-Heart Alliance comes for you, Doflamingo?!

AKAME GA KILL! #10 -- Kill the Show!

Special Review. Anime and Rob Liefeld, together at last!

BLEACH Ch. 595 Review

What's love got to do with THIS?

KILL LA KILL -- The Secret Meaning?

Inspired by the PBS Idea Channel, Tom and Matt ponder if deep thoughts really have any place in anime.

The Lamest JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Episode

STARDUST CRUSADERS #24 -- Watch & Learn. Fiiiiiiiiller!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... the Anime?

DISC WARS is like... "POKEMON versus Marvel."

ONE PIECE Ch. 759 Review

What are you gonna' do when the Straw Hat-Heart Alliance comes for you, Doflamingo?!

Comparing DRAGON BALL to JOJO's BIZARRE ADVENTURE

#17-18-- Retro Review. It all comes down to team dynamics...

Community Spotlight 9/12/2014

Row, row! Edit the wiki, you fine AV users!

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel