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A Letter to Momo - Japanese
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A Letter to Momo

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 deeply 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.

Nominated for Best Animated feature at the Annie Awards and winner of Best Animated Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

"Stunning!" - Variety

"...One of Okiura's lyrical strengths is acquainting a viewer with the poetry of the real - animated reflections of ordinary, beautiful things we see in everyday life without actually noticing them at all." - Tom Keogh, Seattle Times

Comments (16)

Anonymous picture

This was the loveliest film ever. Deep with meaning with moments of comic relief. Recommend for all ages about processing grief.

Anonymous picture

Best anime film I've seen since Spirited Away.

Anonymous picture

awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous picture

Couldn't have asked for a better film to introduce me to Kanopy. This was such a lovely anime. Going to share it with my mom. I'll thank my library head who purchased a subscription for our system.

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My heart is warm and fuzzy...

Ariel avatar

The art style is incredibly expressive, A Letter to Momo left me with a sense of nostalgia.

Anonymous picture

deep emotion, fathoms deeper than sentimentality!

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Zina R

My first film with kanopy is A Letter to Momo, and it was so good; I'm a HUGE anime and studio Ghibli fan, or GKids, and I hope to see more of either on kanopy. In comparison, it's nice to be able to watch from my lap top, as amazon videos don't play at all. Thanks for adding this to the ...Read more

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loved the story and artwork

Pema avatar

This movie is so underrated but, yet, so fascinating.

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Super! I like Japanese cartoons.

Anonymous picture

A lovely film! If you enjoyed Totoro you will probably like this as well.

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Really enjoyed this film, great elements for people of every age and the monsters are so cute they aren't scary at all.

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Quirky and fun. Would watch again.

Anonymous picture

Very beautiful and detailed anime. Pretty awesome.

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my almost-two-year-old son is obsessed. it's a pretty cute film.