A Letter to Momo

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A LETTER TO MOMO is the wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand drawn tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deep felt emotion and drama. The last time Momo saw her father they had a fight – and now all she has left to remember... read more
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A LETTER TO MOMO is the wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand drawn tale that combines bursts of whimsy and kinetic humor with deep felt emotion and drama. The last time Momo saw her father they had a fight – and now all she has left to remember him by is an incomplete letter, a blank piece of paper penned with the words “Dear Momo” but nothing more. Moving with her mother to the remote Japanese island of Shio, Momo soon discovers three yokai living in her attic, a trio of mischievous spirit creatures that only she can see and who create mayhem in the tiny seaside community as she tries desperately to keep them hidden. But these funny monsters have a serious side and may hold the key to helping Momo discover what her father had been trying to tell her. A LETTER TO MOMO was seven years in the making, and the handmade animation is superb, from the painstakingly rendered serenity of the island's Shinto shrines to the climactic finale – a frantic chase featuring thousands of squirming, morphing ghosts and spirits that is the best cinematic flight of supernatural fancy in many years.

Original Release

11/25/2011

US Release

02/10/2013

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Cast

Toshiyuki Nishida Iwa (voice) / Iwa
Kôichi Yamadera Kawa / Kawa (voice)
Karen Miyama Momo Miyaura (voice) / Momo Miyaura
Ikuko Tani Great Auntie / Great Grandmother (voice)
Takeo Ogawa Koichi (voice) / Koichi
Yoshisada Sakaguchi Great Uncle / Great Grandfather (voice)
Daizaburo Arakawa Kazuo Miyaura (voice) / Kazuo Miyaura
Kota Fuji Yota (voice) / Yota
Katsuki Hashimoto Umi (voice) / Umi
Amanda Pace Momo Miyaura
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Hiroyuki Okiura

Writers

Hiroyuki Okiura, Joe Deasy, Stephanie Sheh

Cast

Toshiyuki Nishida Iwa (voice) / Iwa
Kôichi Yamadera Kawa / Kawa (voice)
Karen Miyama Momo Miyaura (voice) / Momo Miyaura
Ikuko Tani Great Auntie / Great Grandmother (voice)
Takeo Ogawa Koichi (voice) / Koichi
Yoshisada Sakaguchi Great Uncle / Great Grandfather (voice)
Daizaburo Arakawa Kazuo Miyaura (voice) / Kazuo Miyaura
Kota Fuji Yota (voice) / Yota
Katsuki Hashimoto Umi (voice) / Umi
Amanda Pace Momo Miyaura
Stephanie Sheh Ikuko Miyaura
Kirk Thornton Kazuo Miyaura
Fred Tatasciore Iwa
Dana Snyder Kawa
Bob Bergen Mame
Frank Ashmore Great Uncle
Philece Sampler Great Auntie
Kanoa Goo Yota
Mia Sinclair Jenness Umi
Marsha Clark (voice)

Producers

Kazuya Hamana Executive Producer
Hiroyuki Ikeda Executive Producer
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Executive Producer
Shigeru Watanabe Executive Producer
Keiko Matsushita Producer
Motoki Mukaichi Producer
Mariko Noguchi Producer
Arimasa Okada Producer
Keisuke Watanabe Producer

Editors

Junichi Uematsu

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