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Momo e no Tegami

Momo e no Tegami

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: A Letter to Momo
Japanese: ももへの手紙

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 2011
Producers: Production I.G, GKidsL
Genres: Drama
Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 6280 users)
Ranked: #7722
Popularity: #1624
Members: 13,840
Favorites: 25
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Synopsis

Momo is a young girl who grew up in a big city. However, following the premature loss of her father, she has to move with her mother to the old family house on a remote island. Here, time seems to have stopped: old wooden buildings, holy shrines surrounded by trees, fields painstakingly carved out from steep hills... and no shopping mall.

Needless to say, Momo is not too overenthusiastic about this new environment. Most of all, her heart is still feeling uneasy about an unfinished letter left by her father. A letter that contained only two words: "Dear Momo..."

What was dad going to say?

One day, exploring the attic of her new big house, Momo finds a dusty and worn out book. And from that moment, something really unexpected starts happening around her...

(Source: Production I.G Official Website)

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Adaptation: Momo e no Tegami

Characters & Voice Actors

Iwa
Iwa
Main
Nishida, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Nishida, Toshiyuki
Vovk, Jean-Michel
French
Vovk, Jean-Michel
Kawa
Kawa
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
De Fauconval, Gauthier
French
De Fauconval, Gauthier
Mame
Mame
Main
Cho
Japanese
Cho
Garbolino, Davide
Italian
Garbolino, Davide
...
Miyaura, Momo
Miyaura, Momo
Main
Puccio, Veronica
Italian
Puccio, Veronica
Miyama, Karen
Japanese
Miyama, Karen
...

Staff

Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Planning, Character Design
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Ando, Masashi
Character Design, Animation Director, Key Animation
Hamauzu, Taeko
Editing



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Sep 18, 2011
8thSin
"A Letter to Momo" had reportedly taken the director Okiura Hiroyuki 7 years to produce. Allow me to be the first to say, the time and effort spent on perfecting this film have not gone to waste. I was fortunate enough to watch this latest masterpiece at the 2011 TIFF screening.

The art/animation in this movie is top-notch. Production I.G. with assistance from P.A. Works, Studio Pierrot, and CG by Dandelion resulted in stunning visual quality down to the tiniest details. What I especially liked, was the amount of attention paid to body language and gestures. There's so much information to be gleaned from visuals alone, read more
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Feb 3, 2013
naegero
So this is my first review on an anime movie.

I really enjoyed this movie. It has a brilliant story and I actually thought it was a Studio Ghibli movie.
The movie basically had everything: a great stroy, great characters and a drawing style (?!) I really enjoyed.
There was just one thing that I kinda disliked about the movie and that was Momo's character in the beginning. Otherwise everything was pretty perfect.
A total 9 for me, I'd recommend Momo e no Tegami to everyone who likes Studio Ghibli movies and movies that have a really nice and touching storyline without being too deep.
A movie that read more
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Recommendations

The other day, I was reading an article about Miyazaki. If I'm recalling correctly, it was mentioned how a member of his staff had argued with him during the production of Spirited Away about how its heroine should've acted more hesitant and fearful when confronted with monsters. I'm mentioning this because I think this disagreement touches upon my biggest gripe with Miyazaki's 'kiddy flicks': they lack a relatable human edge that would've allowed me to become involved. For example, I was re-watching Laputa a week or so back and it struck me how, in real life, a girl would be left SOMEWHAT traumatised by falling from an airship and being pursued by a group of military nasties. But, in Miyazaki's world, everyone is all happy-happy, smiley-smiley, and while that might work when viewed through children's eyes, it doesn't cut it with me.

And this brings me to Momo. If memory serves, the person that disagreed with Miyazaki during Spirited Away also worked on Momo. Maybe that's a coincidence and is entirely irrelevant but, regardless, Momo is a lot closer to my ideal take on the 'girl meets magical creatures after moving to the middle of nowhere' premise. To be human is to be troubled and troubled is an apt way to describe Momo's titular heroine. She avoids social contact, rarely displays emotion, is uptight, unhappy to find herself relocated and deeply regrets the last words she aimed at her father before his death. Her struggles with life also went hand-in-hand with her reaction to finding herself housed with monsters; first running as far away as possible before attacking them when confronted. And, for me, her realistic behaviour both better relates to modern life than Ghibli's older, more child friendly offerings and works better as a consequence.

As for Totoro and why I'm linking it to Momo: it shares the most similar premise out of Miyazaki's films.
They both have the same kind of idea; a young girl moving to a new town against her own will while befriending spirits along the way. Both involve saving parent(s).

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Ending Theme

"Uruwashimahoroba ~Utsukushiki Basho~ (ウルワシマホロバ~美しき場所~)" by Yuuko Hara

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