Momo e no Tegami

A Letter to Momo

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Alternative Titles

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2012
Licensors: NYAV Post, GKIDS
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: SupernaturalSupernatural, DramaDrama
Duration: 2 hr.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.621 (scored by 2915429,154 users)
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Ranked: #12512
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Popularity: #2006
Members: 67,889
Favorites: 140

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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.

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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


Morishita, Katsuji
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Planning, Character Design


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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

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
Feb 3, 2013
naegero (All reviews)
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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