The BEST Episodes of Letter Bee
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 9, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
In a land of perpetual night, your heart is your light. Amberground is locked in darkness. A man-made star casts only a dim light over the land. The pitch-black wilderness is infested with Gaichuu--colossal insects with metal exoskeletons. The Gaichuu make travel between the cities of Amberground extremely dangerous. But thankfully the Letter Bees, a brave corps of messengers, risk their lives in order to keep the hearts of Amberground connected. Gauche Suede is on his last delivery before a big promotion. In the outskirts of Yodaka, the darkest area of Amberground, Gauche is surprised to find that the package is a young boy named Lag Seeing. Lag had been traumatized by his mother's abduction and is due to be delivered to his aunt. In this remote area rife with Gaichuu, Lag and Gauche face a dangerous journey that inspires Lag to become a Letter Bee.
#1 - Letter and Letter Bee
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2009
One day Lag Seeing finds himself shipped. His mother abducted by someone, he's now just a package sent by her to be delivered to a friend's house. Gauche Suede is a Letter Bee, a member of the Amberground national postal service, who is tasked with delivering this "letter," together with his partner Roda. The still young Lag rebels at Gauche's seemingly emotionless focus on his work, his heart still reeling from being torn from his mother, but as they head into a valley they are attacked by a ferocious creature known as a Gaichuu.
#2 - Letter Of Lies
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 12, 2009
#3 - The Red and Green Ribbon
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 19, 2009
#4 - The Promised Land
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 26, 2009
#5 - The Corpse Doctor
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 9, 2010
#6 - Escape of Love
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 16, 2010
#7 - Fan Letter to the Musician
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 23, 2010
#8 - Letter Bee and Dingo
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 30, 2010
#9 - Letter Pigeon
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 6, 2010
#10 - A Sick Letter Bee and the Girls
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 13, 2010
#11 - Lost Letters
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 20, 2010
#12 - Potpourri of Memories
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 27, 2010
#13 - Dream Link Notebook
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 6, 2010
#14 - Honey Waters
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 13, 2010
#15 - Heart`s Recollections, Three
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 20, 2010
#16 - The Person Unable to Become Spirits
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 27, 2010
#17 - Promise
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2010
The story continues where the last episode of the first season left off. The unconscious Lag is carried by Niche until Jiggy Pepper happens to pass by and offers them a ride back to the Bee Hive. Lag dreams of an injured Gauche waking up with amnesia. The leader of Reverse, Lawrence, who also calls himself the "One who was not Able to Become Spirit", gives him a new identity, Noir, and makes him a Marauder. After recovering, Lag reports to Largo, Aria and Dr. Thunderland Jr. on Gauche's amnesia and defection. Largo explains that Marauders steal letters from Bees working directly under Reverse, an organization intent on finding information to topple the Amberground government. Lag is instructed not to mention Gauche's defection to anyone. Niche tries to cheer Lag up but he remains despondent, wondering how he is going to explain to Sylvette about Gauche. However, Sylvette throws a "Thank You" party, with Aria's help, for Lag for finding her brother's whereabouts. Sylvette is glad Lag managed to find Gauche, and tells Lag she will await her brother's return once Lag brings him back. Lag is comforted by Sylvette's understanding and encouragement and both break down in tears. Zazie finds Niche's underpants outside Sylvette's house but she herself is nowhere to be found. Niche feels guilty on failing to protect Lag and has run away.
#18 - Underwear and Bread
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2010
Lag and Connor split up in searching for Niche around town. Niche gets hungry and decides to finally eat Steak but has to cook him. She stumbles into a bakery and attempts to cook Steak, but is mistaken by the owners of the bakery for a burglar. After clearing up the misunderstanding, Niche is offered food by the owners, Jacob and Sandra Gobeni, and she reveals her problems to them. Sandra offers Niche a place to stay, but they are interrupted when a drunken street performer attempts a tightrope walk across rooftops. Lag tries to persuade him but to no avail. The rope snaps and the performer falls and Lag manages to grab him, but both are hanging dangerously from a great height. After hearing Sandra criticizing Lag's missing dingo, Niche comes to her senses and rescues Lag and the performer. Lag scolds Niche briefly and warmly and tells her to go back home with him. Jacob reveals to Lag that Gauche used to come to his maintenance shop often to repair his gun, and gives him a letter bullet. Lag will need to write a letter and roll it up inside the bullet, which he will use to fire it on Gauche to hopefully restore his memories. As Niche leaves with Lag and the others, she thanks Sandra for her bread as it made her feel happier. Sylvette welcomes Lag and Niche home.
#19 - The Hydrangea Colored Picture-Letter
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 16, 2010
Lag ponders over what to write in the letter bullet for Gauche, and confesses to Sylvette that he doesn't have much experience writing letters. Lag's job takes him to a mansion in the countryside where he delivers a letter to Ray Attlee. He is welcomed by a exceptionally tall maid, Kimidori. Ray wants Lag to find out who sent her picture letters of hydrangea-colored mountains, and explains the pictures remind her of her childhood while living in a village. Ray's parents received governmental positions in Central and had her moved to a location close by to receive care as she is sickly. However, she is cheered up by the letters, which she feels they tell her to keep on fighting her illness. Lag searches through town for information on the origin of the letters and finds out that the hydrangea colors came from Blue Romeo flower dyes. While searching for Niche at the mansion's garden, Lag finds Kimidori picking Blue Romeo flowers and concludes she is the sender, which she readily admits. Kimidori is glad that Ray is encouraged by her letters, but refuses to tell Lag further and makes him promise not to reveal this. However, when Lag wonders how to tell Ray, he discovers Colbasso has claimed credit for the letters for her own selfish reasons. Although Lag promised not to tell, he shoots a shindan into the letter, which reveals a flashback of Ray's childhood. It turns out Ray met and befriended Kimidori when she was young. Before she moved, Ray gives her a matching hairpin as proof of their friendship. When Kimidori grew older, her family owed debts and she is forced to sell the hairpin. Feeling guilty for having sold the hairpin, Kimidori leaves home to search for Ray's current residence and eventually finds it. She then plants the Blue Romeo in the garden to remind Ray of her childhood. Ray reunites with Kimidori and thanks her for the happy memories. Inspired, Lag decides to draw a picture for his letter to Gauche but is disappointed as his drawings are awful.
#20 - Lighthouse of Illusions in the Wilderness
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 23, 2010
Lag is shown working on repairs for an imagery lighthouse situated in the desert. An old man addresses him as Lugh, his grandson who was born and raised in the lighthouse. Lag tells his grandfather of hearing odd voices and his grandfather dismisses them as his own imaginations. He explains to Lag that he is all that he has left and not to think of leaving the lighthouse like his parents did. While alone, Lag keeps seeing a strange four-eyed apparition telling him to leave and sees marks all over his body. Suddenly his grandfather appears and points a gun while muttering the word "hate". Lag realizes that the old man is not his grandfather and he is not his grandson. A flashback shows Zazie telling Lag about Jiggy Pepper who delivers express letters. Lag learns that Jiggy is heading to Liquid Sand River and goes to look for him there. Lag remembers who he is and realizes that the four-eyed apparition is actually Niche and Steak. While they face the old man who blames them for taking away his grandson, Jiggy confronts Gaichuu Korona who has taken over the dilapidated lighthouse. After Jiggy destroys Korona, the old man disappears and Lag and the others escape from the crumbling lighthouse. Lag remembers going to look for Jiggy and finds Gaichuu Korona instead. Upon entering the lighthouse to defeat it, he is overwhelmed and starts to halluinate himself as the old man's grandson. Lag fires a shindan into the old man's journal to find out his heart. It turns out the old man was left all alone when his son refused to become the lighthouse keeper and left with his family. He began to weave fictional tales of his grandson still living with him and becoming successor to the lighthouse. The old man eventually died and the lighthouse is left deserted. Jiggy explains that the journals the old man wrote were actually filled with hatred, and Korona consumed the heart within them which overwhelmed Lag. However, thanks to Niche, who is immune to the hallucinations, Jiggy was able
#21 - Reverse World
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 2010
Numerous incidents of Reverse marauders attacking Bees and stealing their letters come to a head, with Largo writing reports to the inspectors from the capital, Hazle Valentine and Caribs Garrard, who has arrived in Yuusari. Moc Sullivan comes in with news of being ambushed and losing his letters in a ravine. When Lag offers to help retrieve the letters, Hazle and Carib stop the Bees as they have no qualification to deal with Reverse, and they also suspect a leak within the Bee Hive. However, Lag, Niche and Steak stow themselves away on the inspectors' carriage. Upon discovering Lag has followed them, the inspectors decide to let him and the others follow them to the ravine. Finding the letters scattered around, Lag offers to help collect the letters when Carib tells him he will reveal what he knows about Gauche. After Lag and Niche are distracted by Carib and Hazle respectively, Carib uses a catalysing agent that resonates with the hearts in the letters to attract a gaichuu. After Lag and Niche destroy the gaichuu, Lag inadvertently finds a letter regarding the leader of Reverse, Lawrence. He reveals he is a failed man-made spirit created by an experiment sanctioned by the government and stirs up support from the populace. Gauche/Noir is confirmed to be working for Reverse. Although disappointed, Lag remains firm in delivering letters for the people. Later, Lawrence listens to the results of the experiment to attract gaichuu from the inspectors, who are revealed to be working for Reverse. Lawrence decides the time has come for Reverse to make their next move and sends Noir and Roda to the north.
#22 - The Little Girl Doll
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 6, 2010
Lag gets a day off from work and decides to ask Sylvette for advice on how to write the letter bullet. Lag delivers a letter to her as well, from a 10-year old girl named M. Croce. Croce likes the dolls Sylvette makes and requests to have a doll of her likeness made by tomorrow for her brother who is away. Sylvette decides to use a doll of her own likeness to rework it into Croce's image. In the morning, Sylvette goes to Dogra to deliver the doll and Lag insists on accompanying her. Sylvette wants to board a carriage but Lag warns her that letters get stolen frequently in that direction. While Lag and Sylvette sleep inside the carriage while on the way to Dogra, Autobahn, a thief disguised as an old woman steals Sylvette's package. Lag and Sylvette awaken from the commotion and try to stop Autobahn from escaping, however Lag and Autobahn fall off the carriage and the doll is thrown and left hanging over a precarious cliff. While Lag goes to retrieve the doll, Sylvette goes after Autobahn who has hijacked the carriage to make his escape. Niche arrives with Lag's gun and Lag uses it to shoot the doll back to her. The shindan resonates with the doll and reveals Gauche's thoughts before he entered Akatsuki. Sylvette decided to make a doll of her likeness to give to Gauche, but he leaves for the capital before she completes it. She wanted to help Croce as the girl's situation resembles her and Gauche's relationship. Meanwhile, Sylvette manages to stop the carriage and defeat the thief. She presents the doll to a grateful Croce upon reaching the town. Back at the Hive, Largo and Aria receive an eyewitness report of Gauche in the north.
#23 - Film Noir
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 13, 2010
Eyewitness reports show that Gauche/Noir and Roda were seen heading to North Yodoka, towards the town of Blue Notes Blues. Lag and Niche are sent to the town to investigate and seek out Noir. Dr. Thunderland Jr. tells them that the Maka originated from that place as well, with hopes that Niche will be able to awaken the blood of the Maka within her. While trying to keep up with Niche when nearing the outskirts of the town, Lag discovers a strange gaichuu not encountered before. Lag finds Noir's empty cartridges and attempts to fire a shindan to reveal Noir's heart, but is thrown down a crevasse and buried underneath. Meanwhile, Zazie and Wasiolka try to locate missing letters elsewhere and encounter Noir and Roda who knock them out. While trapped below the ravine, Lag watches Gauche's flashbacks and sees Lawrence asking him to join Reverse and gave a girl to assist him. Gauche had the girl take him to visit places that his former self once lived. They both watched the Bee Hive and later Sylvette from a distance. The girl shows Gauche a failed experiment from Akatsuki who is washed ashore, and explains that the government was trying to recreate ancient spirits. She reveals that she is one of the experiments that managed to live and escaped. Later, Gauche threw away his former identity and took on the name of Noir, Lawrence's personal marauder. In the present, Zazie wakes up and attacks Noir, telling him that he won't allow such a dangerous man like him to go near Lag. However, he is knocked down once again and manages to see Noir's memories of dealing with the gaichuu Lag saw earlier. Lag sees Gauche's flashback of naming the girl Roda. He realizes that Gauche still remembers his former dingo's name and so there is a chance to help him regain more memories. Niche arrives to rescue Lag and they head for the town. Niche has Lag follow her through a shortcut, telling him that she knew because she was born in Blue Notes Blues 200 years ago.
#24 - Blue Notes Blues
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 2010
Lag reads a book on the people of Blue Notes Blues who lived peacefully with the Maka. However, this ended when people's hearts were polluted by sin. Lag discovers a cave near the lake but is told not to enter by the townspeople. They take Lag and the others back to town. When Lag asks about Noir, they confirm that Noir went to the cave, which is a path leading to Blue Notes Scale and the holy site. The mayor warns Lag not to enter as he will be punished severely. He explains the history of how the townspeople suffered when the geothermal energy around the town was stolen, leading to dead crops and widespread illness. A pregnant woman named Celica became greedy and decided to drink the water of the underground lake to gain immortality. Accompanied by Celica's return, the town returned to normal. However, Celica became quiet and eventually gave birth to twins before she died, which are the children of Maka. Lag and Niche head to Blue Notes Scale where they find frozen gaichuu and discover that Noir was there luring one outside to kill. They venture further and find the lake where another child of Maka, Niche's sister, appears. She questions Niche on her forgotten memory. The mayor and townspeople follow after Lag, where they plead the Maka for forgiveness. Niche's sister tells them that the Maka lost the ability to converse with humans and they have no interest to do so. She corrects Lag on the townspeople's story: Celica was actually forced to enter the cave to become a sacrifice for the Maka when the lack of warmth persisted, which was caused by the mining of spirit amber in the region. Celica begged the Maka to at least let her unborn child live. For the first time, the Maka sheds a tear for a human, and the tear blesses Celica. After Celica gave birth to the twins and died, the town declared them to be cursed and kept them isolated with only water as sustenance. Eventually, the town feared the existence of the twins will bring shame to them all, and the mayor's a
#25 - 200 Years of Loneliness
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 27, 2010
Niche's sister attacks Lag and the townspeople but Niche defends them. Confused and angry, Niche's sister is shot by Lag with his shindan, revealing the time he first met Niche and their friendship. Despite this, Niche's sister believes Niche has forgotten how the humans treated them and attempts to kill her and Lag. Lag gets Steak to take the injured Niche to a safe place and declares that he will not let Niche's sister get away with how she hurt her own sister. Although curious at Lag having a spirit amber in his eye, Niche's sister makes another attempt to end Niche's life. However, Lag tells her that Niche is herself no matter she is human or Maka, and then fires another shindan directly at Niche's sister. A flashback shows that both sisters were always together even though they were mistreated by the townspeople, until they were separated when Niche is washed away from her sister. The sister sinks to the bottom of the lake and grows sad, eventually transforming into her adult form. Instead of searching for Niche, she decided to stay in the cave where the Maka resided as she believed that Niche would sense her heritage and make her way back like she did. Lag throws the sister back to her senses by saying she was foolish like a human as well. Her heart softened, the sister takes Niche to Tir na Lake to heal her wounds. She also explains to Lag that the gaichuu frozen in the cave are metamorphosing when they shed their last piece of heart and the Maka froze them to prevent them from causing chaos to the world. The sister then entrusts Niche to Lag to help her mature, though Niche stays in the lake to heal her wounds for the time being. As Lag leaves, both the Maka and Niche's sister sense him as the Light, looking forward to what he will become.