Production IG and Kadokawa Pictures may have a new anime hit movie on their hands. This time it's not Ghost in the Shell, or Blood the last Vampire; instead, it's a heartwarming poignant story of a 13 year old girl named Momo who moves back to an earlier home with her mother while struggling to come to terms with her father's recent death. Her suffering is only compounded by an unfinished letter she discovers from her father, with only the words "Dear Momo,"
The film which debuted at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, is directed by Hiroyuki Okiura(Jin-Roh The Wolf Brigade), and was announced on the 15th during the Production IG lineup of 2011-2012 films to include Karen Miyama as the voice of 13 year old lead character Momo, with Yuka voicing Momo's mother.
This is Hiroyuki Okiura's first feature film to direct in 11 years, since his last work, Jin-Roh, and it is reported that A Letter to Momo took him 7 years to script and storyboard.
The film is scheduled to open in Japan theaters April 21, 2012.
You can see the trailer by clicking the link below.