A Letter to Momo

Momo e no Tegami

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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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English: A Letter to Momo
Japanese: ももへの手紙
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2012
Producers: Bandai Visual, OLM, Kadokawa Shoten, HoriPro, Mainichi Broadcasting System, TBS, CBC, RCC Chugoku Broadcasting, Kadokawa Pictures Japan, Yahoo! Japan, Tokyu Recreation, East Japan Marketing & Communications, Mainichi Shimbun
Licensors: NYAV Post, GKIDS
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: Supernatural, Drama
Duration: 2 hr
Rating: G – All Ages
Resolution: 900p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Hiroyuki Okiura – Director, Script, Storyboard, Character Design, Planning
Kazuhiro Wakabayashi – Sound Director
Masashi Andou – Character Design, Key Animation, Animation Director
Hiroyuki Aoyama – Key Animation
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Good movie about coping with loss and moving to a new place. The youkai characters are fun.


A great movie about family grieving and learning to cope with it. Beautifully animated and powerful in spite of a few weak plot moments.


Heartwarming, it takes a closer look at relationships and loss.


It is quite a mellow plot but overall enjoyable. Really nice art but not quite up there with studio Ghibli.


A touching portrayal of family loss and regret, wrapped up in a fun and well-realised, yokai-infused Japanese island atmosphere. Fantastic.


Hard to put into words. It’s an experience.


Thoroughly enjoyable. Criminally underrated.



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