Momo e no Tegami

A Letter to Momo

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Synonyms: Momo e no Tegami
Japanese: ももへの手紙
English: A Letter to Momo
German: Ein Brief an Momo
Spanish: Una Carta para Momo
French: Lettre à Momo
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2012
Licensors: NYAV Post, GKIDS
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 2 hr.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.571 (scored by 3544435,444 users)
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Ranked: #16052
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Popularity: #2350
Members: 84,456
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After the unexpected death of her father, 11-year-old Momo Miyaura leaves Tokyo with her mother and moves to an old remote island in Seto Inland Sea. The only memento she has from her father is an unfinished letter with only two words inside: "Dear Momo"—along with her heart's unrest from it.

In the new and unfamiliar small town, Momo reluctantly tries to adjust to the outmoded wooden buildings, silent crop fields, and mysterious isolated shrines. One day, while exploring the attic of her new home, she finds a worn out picture book about youkai. Following this discovery, strange things begin to happen around town, and Momo is greeted by the arrival of three troublesome youkai.

Momo e no Tegami tells the story of a young girl as she struggles to adapt to her bizarre new life and ultimately come to terms with her father's mysterious letter.

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The Toronto International Film Festival hosted the world premiere of A Letter to Momo (Momo e no Tegami) anime film as part of the September 8-18, 2011 event's TIFF Kids program.

During the 14th Future Film Festival, held in Italy during 2012, the film won the Future Film Platinum Grand Prize. It also won the 2012 Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

Characters & Voice Actors




Nishida, Toshiyuki

Miyaura, Momo

Miyama, Karen


Yamadera, Kouichi

Miyaura, Ikuko



Ogawa, Gouki


Sakaguchi, Yoshisada

Miyaura, Kazuo

Arakawa, Daizaburou


Hashimoto, Kazuki


Fujii, Kouta


Matsushita, Keiko
Producer, Production Manager
Mukaichi, Motoki
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Original Creator
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director


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Sep 18, 2011
"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, ...
Dec 25, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Story 6/10: The story was okay. It dragged in bits and sometimes felt rushed, especially at the scene were Momo is trying to save her mom. Did they explain how the Dad die? I think I missed that part. A few tear-jerking moments and funny bits.

Art 7/10: The animation was nice. It looked realistic and the facial movements were so life like.

Sound 6/10: I liked the ending theme.

Character 6/10: Momo was THE blandest character every. I know she was coming to terms with her Dad's death, but she had no likable qualities, maybe up until the end. She just went along her day with ...
Feb 21, 2021
This film has all the pomp of Ghibli but none of the substance.

My biggest complaint personally was the three goblins. They were pretty much your run-of-the-mill Disney-style comic-relief caricatures, and I honestly just found them annoying to no end. Even aside from that they were kind of just bland and unfunny.

There's also the climax. It's rather shoe-horned in, and comes mostly out of nowhere. It also is essentially just one massive plot-hole. Without giving to much away, it's immediately immediately clear to anyone with half brain cell that the plan the characters are attempting, has a huge flaw. I was interested to see how they ...

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