A Letter to Momo

Synopsis: Clinging to an unfinished letter written by her recently deceased father, young Momo moves with her mother from bustling Tokyo to the remote Japanese island of Shio. Upon their arrival, she begins to explore her new habitat, meeting local children and learning their routines and customs. However, it's not long before several bizarre occurrences crop up around the previously tranquil island. Orchards are found ransacked, prized trinkets start disappearing and, worst of all, each morning after her mother leaves for work, Momo hears strange mumblings coming from the attic of their home. Annoyed by these creepy goings-on and her mother's refusal to believe them, Momo embarks on a strange and supernatural adventure to discover the source of the mischief, which leads her to a trio of troublesome imps: the flatulent lizard Kawa, the childlike Mame and their hulking ogre leader Iwa. Momo also learns that her visit to the island is in some way connected to her father's mysterious letter.
Director(s): Hiroyuki Okiura
Production: GKIDS
  3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
120 min

Old folks don't throw things away, you know?


Momo, carry that bag over here.

Thank you.

Oh, you have an eye for antiques.

Go ahead and open it.

Take a good look.

Beware of Monsters Vol.1

It's quite odd, though.

Your Grandpa's father collected these books.

There are many other books like it here.

I've been told they're illustrated storybooks from the Edo Period,

but this one is supposed to be especially unique.

You can come up and read it whenever you want.

Well then,

be careful on your way down.

What? You never told me about that!

Yes, I have.

There's Class-2 caregiver certificate training in Imabari.

I knew about that, but you said it's from the day after tomorrow.

Oh, did I forget to tell you?

As it turns out, the course starts tomorrow.

I almost got the date wrong.

What am I supposed to do alone, then?

You have to unpack, and homework too, remember?

They said you can hand in homework from your old school, so you can start now.

That's not what I meant...

The bath is ready. I'm unpacking shampoo and other stuff now, so you go first.

Dear Momo



I hate you, Dad.

Vienna Boy's Choir

Don't even bother coming back.

So, did the research ship made it out all right?


I-Is my husband alive?


Dear Momo

Dear Momo

What were you going to write, Dad?

Let's get going.

This should be enough for now.

Hey, don't they have bigger supermarkets here?

Nope, and no convenience stores either.

No way!

Everyone's waiting for you.

Decide already!

It's a bit heavy, but please carry it for me.

He's about your age. Let's talk to them!

Please, no!

Hey, you guys!

Then, your family grows tangerines too?


I'm so glad there's another 6th grader on this island.

Please show her around.

Youta, can you let her play with you guys?

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Hiroyuki Okiura

Hiroyuki Okiura (沖浦啓之, Okiura Hiroyuki, born October 13, 1966 in Katano, Osaka Prefecture) is a Japanese animation director and animator working for Production I.G. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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