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Momo e no Tegami

Momo e no Tegami

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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: 7.821 (scored by 8234 users)
Ranked: #7882
Popularity: #1608
Members: 17,977
Favorites: 27
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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
Kawa
Kawa
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Mame
Mame
Main
Cho
Japanese
Cho
Miyaura, Momo
Miyaura, Momo
Main
Miyama, Karen
Japanese
Miyama, Karen

Staff

Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Planning
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Ohira, Shinya
Key Animation
Arai, Kouichi
Key Animation



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Mar 10, 2015
Dandey
A letter to Momo has comfortably been sitting in my 'plan to watch' list for quite a few years now. I'm disappointed that i've left this little masterpiece alone for such a long time, however, glad it has since migrated to my completed list. In my eyes, this film could truly hold it's own against some of the most recognized Ghibli films.

This film, in short, is about a young protagonist named Momo who moves towns with her mother after the death of her father. It's not long until she discovers that the new house she has moved into includes three Youkai that for some read more
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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  read more 
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). 
Both are summer stories taking place in the Japanese countryside centering a young girl with the ability to speak with spirits and both are really lighthearted and touching. 
Both are great slice of life stories with supernatural/fantasy twist,
in both main character has to deal with the loss of someone and has to change her way of living to move forward, both have very good mix of drama & cute moments. 
Before watching 'When Marnie Was There', I would have described 'A Letter To Momo' as the Ghibli film that Ghibli would never create: a film grounded in reality by the relatable social anxiety / awkwardness of a young girl, with a fantasy aspect in the background. Not a magical adventure with Miyazaki's trademark lack of characterisation-reality attentiveness--a film with a very real emotional undercurrent people can relate to. And although Marnie is most certainly not a Miyazaki film (which I am eternally grateful for after enduring 'The Wind Rises'...), it most certainly is a Ghibli film. A nice way for Ghibli to end their anime  read more 
Momo e no Tegami (A Letter to Momo) and Colorful are both movies that invite drama with their setting and atmosphere. Throughout both movies, there is an inspirational tone that moves the story with its characters along with its similar themes.

Both movies have supernatural elements that fuse a bit of reality and fantasy as the characters interact with others. They also deal with the idea of death/or its aftermath. 

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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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