A letter to Momo Alternative Titles
A letter to Momo English: A Letter to Momo
A letter to Momo Synonyms: Momo e no Tegami
A letter to Momo Japanese: ももへの手紙
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 2012
Producers: Bandai Visual, OLM, Kadokawa Shoten, HoriPro, Mainichi Broadcasting System, TBS, CBC Television, RCC Chugoku Broadcasting, Kadokawa Pictures Japan, Yahoo! Japan, Tokyu Recreation, JR East Marketing & Communications, Mainichi Shimbun
Licensors: NYAV Post, GKIDS
Studios: Production I.G
Genres: Supernatural, Drama
Duration: 2 hr.
Rating: G - All Ages
Score: 7.621 (scored by 28,617 users) Ranked: #12412
After the sudden death of her father, 11-year-old Momo Miyaura leaves Tokyo with her mother and moves to an old remote island in the Seto Inland Sea. The only memento she has from her father is an unfinished letter with only two words inside: "Dear Momo"—her heart is troubled by it.
In a new and unfamiliar small town, Momo reluctantly tries to adapt to outdated wooden buildings, dormant crop fields and mysterious isolated temples. One day, while exploring the attic of her new home, she found an old picture book of youkai. After 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 adjust to her strange new life and eventually has to accept a mysterious letter from her father.
Mame - Main - Cho
Iwa - Main - Nishida Toshiyuki Miyaura Momo - Main - Miyama Karen
Kawa - Main - Yamadera Kouichi
"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