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‘Momo no Tegami (A Letter to Momo)’

by Mark Schilling

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura

Language: Japanese (subtitled in English)

Hiroyuki Okiura’s 2012 anime “A Letter to Momo” — about an 11-year-old girl coming to terms with her father’s death, with the help of three goblins she encounters on an Inland Sea island — is a brilliantly animated combination of intimately perceptive drama and laugh-out-loud comedy that deservedly won shelf-loads of accolades, here and abroad.