A Letter to Momo

A Letter to Momo

By Hiroyuki Okiura

  • Genre: Hiroyuki Okiura
  • Release Date: 2014-07-23
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
  • Production Company: TBS
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 195 Ratings


From the creators of Ghost in the Shell comes a wonderfully expressive and beautifully hand drawn animated 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.




  • Dear potential viewers,

    By Jashmusician
    Coming from a person who doesn't watch a lot of this genre of movie, this movie, well, is fantastic. It'll make you chuckle, laugh, tear up, and cry. A freaking fantastic piece of a story. It is like a very matured and relevant My Neighbor Totoro amalgamated with Spirited Away. Such a great story and for those who say that the 2 hour mark is too long, it's really not. It built up perfectly and ended incredibly well.
  • Endearing

    By Pisceanado
    Absolutely amazing film! A Letter to Momo grasped onto my emotions and took them for a ride. Filled with colorful characters and touching moments... Highly recommended to Studio Ghibli fans
  • Endearing.

    By Gold T.
    If you're looking for Frozen or How to Train Your Dragon, keep looking. But, if you want a heartwarming tale of a young girl coming to grips with tragedy and growing up a little with a supernatural twist, this is your movie. A quiet, yet compelling story of youth. Set with interesting and quirky characters, it's a positive story that stays with you.
  • Good Anime Drama

    By Frank C 66554321.
    Anime film that has nothing really wrong with it, yet nothing really great in it either. The characters do not have much charisma, nor does the animation, and 2 hours is too long for this film. Still, it plays out just well enough to hold your attention and have you rooting for Momo and her Mom.
  • Nice movie!!!

    By Asdtr
    Nice movie!!!