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Letter Bee TV

Alt titles: Tegami Bachi TV

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In Amberground, the land of eternal twilight, Letter Bees and their dingos – creatures trained to protect them – deliver mail to the general populace. However, unlike normal mail carriers, their job is perilous as they must traverse the country while fighting off the giant armored insects known as Gaichuu. One day, a Letter Bee named Gauche collects his latest delivery: a young boy named Lag Seeing, whose mother was taken under mysterious circumstances to the capital of Akatsuki. As the pair travels together, they strike up a friendship, but when they finally reach their destination Lag and Gauche part ways. Now, several years later, Lag is about to take the exam to become a Letter Bee himself so that he can meet with Gauche again and find out what really happened to his mother all those years ago. But before any of that, he must find himself a dingo...

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Letter Bee: Light and Blue Night Fantasy TV Special 2008 Same Franchise
Letter Bee Reverse TV 2010 Sequel
Letter Bee Academy DVD Special 2010 Omake
Letter Bee Reverse Specials DVD Special 2010 Same Franchise

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Letter Bee 2006 Original Manga
Name Role
Minako SHIBA Character Design
Akira IWANAGA Director
Kunihiko RYO Music
Hiroyuki ASADA Original Manga Creator
Noriko KOBAYASHI Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Letter Bee TV cassiesheepgirl 7.4/10 Apr 10, 2010
Tegami Bachi TV cassiesheepgirl 7.4/10 Apr 10, 2010

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Szwagier

Both are shounen animes, featuring a young, white haired boy, with very special right eye.   While they are completely different character, they both decide to join an elite organisation, partially due to influence of their mentor (or teacher in D.Gray case).

In both animes enemies are some sort of weird and dengerous "machine like "creatures (at least at the beginning of the show). In both cases the only way to defeat them is by using the special power (amber in Letter Bee, innocence in D.Gray )

cassiesheepgirl

Though completely different in their narrative, both D.Gray-Man and Letter Bee have a very similar feel about them. Both share a similar sort of comedic content, though it is a lot more prevalent in D.Gray-man. If you enjoyed one, then you might want to check out the other.

arkus

In both series worlds exists an institution with Good guys and with the Bad ones.

The main characters are of course on the Good sides :). They are white haired boys with power inside their one eye, they both are looking for their precious friend/mentor which had dissappeared in the past and even maybe joined with the Bad ones.

When watching Letter Bee at first you can think that Allen (D.Gray Man) plays Gauche Suede – he is not! He is playing Lag Seeing :)

bakaneko1990

Both main characters share many traits. For example, both talk in a very polite way and have met someone in the past, who lead them on a specific way (Lag met Gauche, Allen met Mana or/and Cross). Also both have a left eye, which holds some kind of “special power”. Letter Bee as well as D.Gray-man tells a story about an organization and its members (still having a mc of course). Also the akuma and the gaichuu share some resemblances. Both can only be fight by the exorcists/letter bees and some kind of special weapon. Also both react to the hearts of people or/and their emotions.

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Both are shounen shows with unique fantasy world setting.  While they are very different, they also share many similarities. They both manage to skillfully mix adventure/comedy parts with more darker tunes. Both worlds are  strictly controled and have a large gap between different "casts" ( militaristic regime and Ishbalan  oppresion in FMA,  3 different standards of living and strict way of enforcing the status quo in Letter Bee).

Also in both shows main character joins an organisation, which is looked down upon as a "dogs of the government (State Alchemists in FMA and Letter Bees in Letter Bee).

While both shows have their unique stories, the overall mood and quality is similar - if you like one, you should also enjoy the other.

anosora

Both are Shounen, but Letter Bee is more pretty? and FMAB is more actiony... They are both bound to governent (dogs of the government) with a Fantasy feel.

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Both present a nation with a strict government, though most of the government´s actions are either unknown, unnatural or suspicious.

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sarwor248

Both series are about a young boy who has to try and understand a strange world. They both also have to deal with finding and protecting the people they care most about in the world. Both series feature fantasy action with drama and humor, and they are both visually stunning. 

MageOnx

Both series have a kind of a mistic feel to them, and leave you with more questions than answers at the end. Also, both sceneries are placed in an imaginary, fictioned world, and characters are also very interesting and simmilar at some points. The story follows a young boy who is strugling to unravell the secrets of his past that have been bothering them for a long time, and both cases have to do with dissapearance of a parent. Along the way, the protagonists of both series meet friends and allies who help them along the way and are always there to support them, offering themselves and their lives to save one another. Two touching stories with a lot of heart in them which you're sure to enjoy all the way, and about which you will be thinking a long time after finishing.

eaper

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Shigofumi

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cassiesheepgirl

Both Letter Bee and Shigofumi are about mil carriers with a difference. While one is set in a fictional world, and the other in modern day Japan, both place heavy focus on delivering heartfelt emotions to people who will be unable to see their loved ones for one reason or another. If you enjoyed this about one, then it's well worth trying the other.

eaper

Each of these series reolve around someone not in an "ordinary" circumstance delivering letters. Each series is centered mainly around younger kids and supernatural events.

snivets

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Each series is centered mainly around younger kids and supernatural events. Also, each of the main character fight with their familiar. Finally, they each have a final episode that sets up a lot of the next series quite well.

KittyEmperor

Probably the biggest similarity between the two is that they both feature main characters who tend to rely on other characters in the series to help them out and get them out of trouble.  Though when the time comes they can fight for themselves.  Also at the end of each series they both create a nice setup to lead into the next season.

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