Can you Moe
reports that the official Tegami Bachi website
has updated their website to include new screenshots and character designs of its upcoming anime special, which will be part of Shueisha's Jump Super Anime Tour event which will be shown in ten Japanese cities this fall. Tegami Bachi will be shown along with One Piece, Dragon Ball, Bleach, Blue Dragon, Gintama and Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's. Tegami Bachi is about the journey of a boy named Lag Seeing who wants to be a Letter Bee or mail carrier and travels with his dingo, Niche, while following the footsteps of his idol Goos. Tegami Bachi currently runs in Jump SQ and has 4 volumes compiled up to date. Viz plans to start serialization of the series in Shonen Jump in March 2009.
In other news, AnimeNation
reports that Yasuomi Umetsu is currently writing a sequel to the Kite: Liberator OVA. Kite: Liberator
, a sci-fi action thriller about a high school assassin, is loosely based on Kite
reports that the October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Magazine has announced that a side story of Harold Sakuishi's manga Beck
will get published in the next issue featuring the rocker Eddie Lee. Beck portrayed the life of 14 year old Yukio Tanaka and how his life changed once he met rocker Ryusuke Minami and joins his band "Beck." Thirty-three volumes have been published in Japan with the final 34th volume due out in October. Beck finally ended in June of 2008. Tokyopop has currently released up to the 12th volume
. Beck was also made into an anime
in 2004 and Funimation
has released all 26 episodes.
edit: added Gintama to list thanks to Bomber D Rufi
Sources: Can you Moe