Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee vol. 14 (Story and Art by Hiroyuki Asada) (a J!-ENT Manga Review)

September 15, 2013 by  


It’s an all out fight as the Bees and Ex-Bees take on a Cabernet and try to prevent it from going to the city.  With only two volumes left, “Tegami Bachi” is getting interesting, action-pack and definitely exciting!   I can’t wait to see how this manga ends!  “Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee vol. 14” is recommended!

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© 2006 by Hiroyuki Asada. All Rights Reserved.

MANGA TITLE: Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee vol. 14

STORY AND ART BY: Hiroyuki Asada


PUBLISHED IN USA BY: Shonen Jump Manga/Viz Media

RATED: T for Teen

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2013

As Bees and ex-Bees alike gather in Yuusari, the rampage of the unstoppable Gaichuu Cabernet continues – and heart attacks only seem to make it more powerful. As it absorbs the attacks, Cabernet keeps morphing into stranger and more sinister forms. Meanwhile, a tragic accident triggers a different kind of transformation in Niche…

In Yuusari, the Bees battle a massive Gaichuu known as Cabernet.  Unable to find its weak spot, Lag, Niche, Connor and Steak try to find a weakness and prevent Cabernet from reaching the city.  Meanwhile, Zazie , Jiggy Pepper and Miss Aria arrive to lend a hand.

Meanwhile, Lag accesses Noir’s memories and learns that there is a message to him from his mother!

Find out what happens in Hiroyuki Asada’s “Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee” Vol. 14!

What is “Tegami Bachi” about?

From Hiroyuki Asada, the creator of “I’ll” comes the series “Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee”!

Serialized on “Monthly Shonen Jump” back in 2006 and later in “Jump SQ”, “Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee” has been released by Viz Media in the U.S. as part of their Shonen Jump manga signature and in Japan, has since received an anime adaptation and drama CD releases.

The capital of Akatsuki is illuminated by a man-made sun, the farther the sun, the weaker the light and so the Yuusari region is cast in twilight while the Yodaka region survives on moonlight.

Letter Bee Gauche Suede and young Lag Seeing meet in the Yodaka region and as postal workers, there is a letter that Gauche must deliver.  The two become friends and when the journey ends, each depart on their own path.  Gauche hopes to become a Head Bee, while Lag hopes to grow up and become a Letter Bee.

Fast forward and Lag manages to become a Letter Bee but for Gauche, he lost his heart and becomes a marauder known as “Noir”, working for a rebel organization known as Reverse.

In vol. 14 of “Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee”, a massive Gaichuu known as Cabernet shows up in Yuusari and to keep Cabernet out of the city, Lag and friends try to take the Cabernet down to no avail.  Not knowing where its weakpoint is, just when things seemed as they are unable to beat it, they receive help from Zazie, Jiggy Pepper and Miss Aria!

An action-packed manga series feature cool character designs and a captivating plot courtesy of Hiroyuki Asada!

I’m really enjoying how “Tegamic Bachi” has evolved and featured many characters in the process but how it manages to show Lag and friends grow.

With volume 14, it’s a straight up fight as Lag and may others try to take the Cabernet down.  You get to see a lot of Bees (including ex-Bees) taking part in the battle against the Cabernet and in someway it reminds me of American comic books as the X-Men tried to take on the Sentinel or Fantastic Four taking on Galactus.    A huge power entity with no weak spot but with teamwork, perhaps they can work together and take this down.

There are also interesting developments when Lag gets inside of Noir’s memories and discovers a message from his mother.

As for the character designs, Hiroyuki Asada’s art is detailed.  I love the way he is able to sketch out his characters and how much emphasis on their eyes.  This volume is pretty much straight action but it’s more exciting for the fact that many Bees are involved in the fight.

With only two volumes left, “Tegami Bachi” is getting interesting, action-pack and definitely exciting!   “Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee vol. 14” is recommended!

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