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Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (2010)
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Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee (2010)
Original name: テガミバチ
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Apparently abandoned by his mother, orphan Lag Seeing is taken as a "letter" by "Letter Bee" Gauche Suede to a town where his aunt raises him. His affection and admiration for Gauche give Lag the ambition to become a Letter Bee himself, carrying mail through the dangerous wasteland between towns on his world. When he becomes a teenager, he makes the trip to the capital to take the examination to become a trainee Letter Bee. En route, he meets the strange, powerful girl-like creature Niche, who becomes his "dingo," a Letter Bee's travelling companion. Lag yearns to find his mother, and discover why she abandoned him, if she did.
Style: philosophical, thought provoking, futuristic, suspense
Plot: poverty, life & death, social differences, class differences, social injustice, life is a bitch, wealth, mother son relationship, life philosophy, greed, society, chases and races, existentialism, escapades, future dystopia, changing lives, dystopic future
Time: future

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Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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TV show
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TV show
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