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The story takes place in the land of AmberGround, a place of perpetual night only partially illuminated by an artificial sun. Lag Seeing works as a "Letter Bee" (delivery boy) at the "Bee Hive" (a delivery service), with his Dingo, Niche, and her "pet", Steak, traveling with him. As a Letter Bee, Lag's job is entrusted to deliver letters and packages from town to town while avoiding Amberground's deadliest hazard — a species of giant armored insect known as Gaichuu, who attempt to feed off the "heart" that reside within these letters and packages.
A special anime adaptation, running for about 30 minutes, was shown during the Jump Super Anime Tour events in Japan in the fall of 2008. It was titled Tegami Bachi: Hikari to Ao no Gensō Yawa (テガミバチ 〜光と青の幻想夜話〜?, Letter Bee: Light and Blue Night Fantasy), and was animated by Studio Pierrot. The Original Video Animation was translated for free by Anthony Carl Kimm on the Jumpland website with English subtitles. It was later released on DVD in the beginning of 2009.
A television anime series was stated to start airing in October 2009 in Jump SQ and the first season of the anime ended March 27, 2010. II vol.003, featuring the same voice actors as the 2008 special. The opening song is "Hajimari no Hi (はじまりの日)," sung by Suga Shikao and the ending song is sung by French-Canadian singer HIMEKA. Crunchyroll has announced that it will simulcast the series. It is to be available worldwide except Japan. A second season, called Tegami Bachi: Reverse was announced in the Puff magazine in Japan through an interview with the artist. The second season premiered on October 1, 2010.