Take this with a grain of ichigo
pudding powder, but it seems that we can add another anime to the 2009 line-up. A fresh ANN
story tonight points at the Letter Bee
(Tegami Bachi) manga as a likely candidate for an anime adaptation. This is based on comments made by Shueisha's Jump Square magazine editor-in-chief Masahiko Ibaragi, during a chat on some random Japanese TV show.
The way he put it was that he "thinks"
that there will be a Tegami Bachi anime on television in 2009. But whatever he based his belief on, his editorial position lends him a fair bit of credibility. He also noted that the recent Tegami Bachi anime special, which ran for about 30 minutes during the Jump Super Anime Tour events in Japan, will be streamed on the Jumpland website from November 24.
The original Letter Bee manga is about a boy who runs deliveries as a "Letter Bee" messenger throughout a strange fantasy land. So far it was compiled into 5 volumes
, and was licensed for North American distribution by Viz Media earlier this year.