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Momo e no Tegami


Alternative Titles

English: A Letter to Momo
Synonyms: Momo e no Tegami
Japanese: ももへの手紙

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 10, 2011
Licensors: GKIDS
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 2 hr.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.751 (scored by 16,312 users)
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Ranked: #9832
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Popularity: #1649
Members: 36,757
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Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mame
Main
Cho
Japanese
Iwa
Main
Nishida, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Kawa
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Miyaura, Momo
Main
Miyama, Karen
Japanese
Kouichi
Supporting
Ogawa, Gouki
Japanese
Umi
Supporting
Hashimoto, Kazuki
Japanese
Miyaura, Kazuo
Supporting
Arakawa, Daizaburou
Japanese
Youta
Supporting
Fujii, Kouta
Japanese
Miyaura, Ikuko
Supporting
Yuuka
Japanese
Grandaunt
Supporting
Tani, Ikuko
Japanese

Staff

Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Planning, Character Design
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Ohira, Shinya
Key Animation
Inoue, Toshiyuki
Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director


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




More reviewsReviews

Sep 18, 2011
8thSin (All reviews)
"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
Mar 10, 2015
Dandey (All reviews)
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
Oct 24, 2015
gwern (All reviews)
An attempt at an all-ages family film dealing with childhood traumas (in this case, the loss of a parent) with fantasy/supernatural entities as acoping mechanism; very Ghibliesque, particularly similar to _My Neighbor Totoro_ in using the device of a move to the remote countryside (an island) to live in an old-fashioned building and encountering folkoric creatures. Sounds promising, yet I was disappointed.

The basic trouble with _Momo_ is that it executes well on *none* of these aspects. Momo herself is an ultra-bland character who cannot stand any comparison with Ghibli heroines like Sen or Shizuku. The island setting is woefully underused throughout the movie (except for read more
Nov 18, 2015
BeebopJazzAttack (All reviews)
It is very hard to deal with the death of a loved one. It's even harder to watch a child loose a parent at such a young age and the spouse, even though they must move on. Knows now that the person they married, they dedicated their love to is gone. This painful reminder sets up our story for the young Momo and her mother. Leaving Tokyo after the sudden death of her father, Momo and mom move out to a big island where the grandparents live. Now they must adjust to a new life, as Momo has difficulties with this, her mother fits in read more

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