Letter to Momo – one of the best anime of the 21st century

Momo moved from Tokyo with her mother to live on a small island. The luggage of the girl when she arrived here was the pain of losing her father, the regret of having an argument with him at the last meeting and a letter from the father with only 3 words “Letter To Momo”.

In this place, Momo encountered 3 troublesome demons. Their appearance disturbs the world filled with sadness. But thanks to these three unique friends, Momo gradually regains his vitality, escapes from guilt, bravely starts a new life and finds the message his father wants to send at the moment he sets. The pen wrote the words “Letter To Momo” in the last letter.


The image of youkai in the anime is borrowed from Shinto – the main belief of the Japanese. However, contrary to the fierce appearance, these 3 young are both funny and funny, warm and gentle. They not only protected Momo, but also helped her to escape from the uneasy and tormented longevity.

The movie content revolves around daily life on the island. Gentle colors and meticulous strokes lead viewers to follow the protagonist to open their hearts, immerse themselves in the beautiful natural scenery, to a new life full of light. When the demon completed its mission, returning to heaven, the immobilized clock on Momo’s wall suddenly moved from 5:59 am to 6:00 pm, ringing a bell. The moment that sound rang out, Momo showed a pure smile. Because in her heart, the time that had already stopped when her father left now moved on its rails.


Although the fantasy element in the film is not as excellent as Spirited Away, “Letter To Momo” is a touching story that harmonizes the humor of American animation with a deep humanitarian spirit. The film premiered in 276 theaters in Japan on April 21, 2012 but was released earlier when it was submitted to the Toronto International Film Festival starting on September 8, 2011. The film was awarded. Outstanding performance at the Japan Media Arts Festival 2011 for anime. The Letter to Momo has also been translated into many languages ​​for distribution in many different countries.

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