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dballred
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This one got by me until I saw a mini-trailer on a Japanese train (most newer commuter trains have news/commercial video screens). My first impression: this looks extremely Ghibli. It will be released April 21 in Japan, but it has apparently already seen the rounds overseas at film festivals. It's not Ghibli nor does it look like anyone connected with the film were ever at Ghibli.

Nonetheless, this looks like a very good film. The Japanese title is Momo he no tegami. There are a couple of web sites that have the plot. Look for "Letter to Momo."

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Definitely. I am waiting for this one very eagerly. ^^

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Saw this in a mag. Looks as odd as it gets, but then so was SA.

Will catch it if it has good reviews. Production IG seldom fails me


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Screw your opinions, they are not relevant ^^.

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You mention that it's appeared in film festivals outside Japan... for how long do you think it's been shown so far? I think it might've been among the films in an anime season at a local independent cinema here in... maybe November last year. It didn't particularly grab me at the time so I didn't see it, but if it's something people are excited about then maybe I really should have gone!


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quote:
Originally posted by dballred
This one got by me until I saw a mini-trailer on a Japanese train (most newer commuter trains have news/commercial video screens). My first impression: this looks extremely Ghibli. It will be released April 21 in Japan, but it has apparently already seen the rounds overseas at film festivals. It's not Ghibli nor does it look like anyone connected with the film were ever at Ghibli.

Nonetheless, this looks like a very good film. The Japanese title is Momo he no tegami. There are a couple of web sites that have the plot. Look for "Letter to Momo."



I think this will answer your question as to why it looks like a Ghibli!! (Look at the names around the 26 second mark)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p93ArHyvzLw

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p93ArHyvzLw

0.39, School of Shadows!


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p93ArHyvzLw

0.39, School of Shadows!


Haha no kidding! So cool. ^^


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WHOA! We should tell them and make our RPG an anime or something!

From the director of JinRoh. All the motivation I need to watch it


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WHOA! We should tell them and make our RPG an anime or something!

From the director of JinRoh. All the motivation I need to watch it



Jin Roh is such an amazing film!!

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I've seen the film, when it made an early premier at the Toronto film festival.

As a fan of the director due to his previous film, I was slightly disappointed in it. I don't think it's appeal is quite as transcendent as the Ghibli collection. There are certainly some similarities to be had. But, quite frankly, there is also a lot of similarity to a more American style of animated filmmaking for children - that is, "comedic sidekick" type humour, extended slapstick, parent-children misunderstandings, that sort of thing. The pacing is also a little wonky.

Of course, your mileage may vary. If anyone has any specific questions about the film, I can answer them.


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I've seen the film, when it made an early premier at the Toronto film festival.

As a fan of the director due to his previous film, I was slightly disappointed in it. I don't think it's appeal is quite as transcendent as the Ghibli collection. There are certainly some similarities to be had. But, quite frankly, there is also a lot of similarity to a more American style of animated filmmaking for children - that is, "comedic sidekick" type humour, extended slapstick, parent-children misunderstandings, that sort of thing. The pacing is also a little wonky.

Of course, your mileage may vary. If anyone has any specific questions about the film, I can answer them.



Other than the pace of the plot being, as you put it wonky, is it a good plot line? The trailer looks really good, and I would like to see it, but if the plot is not all that I won't rush to watch it.

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It's hard to answer that, because the film is not really a plot-oriented one - it's more about the main character adapting to her new surroundings and characters around her. You can probably guess the outcome of the story by reading the plot description.


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It's hard to answer that, because the film is not really a plot-oriented one - it's more about the main character adapting to her new surroundings and characters around her. You can probably guess the outcome of the story by reading the plot description.



Fair enough cheers! XD

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Cant comment really, though I love the direction and it's all about personal choice.


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And thhat is true for any of the anime...

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I am drawn to the art style of Letter to Momo and the animation looks solid. I look forward to seeing this one.

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I watched this today and enjoyed it very much. The quality of artwork was extremely high and falls into the very realistic end of the scale for backgrounds and characters; all the action is clearly set in real places and no doubt many backgrounds are painted direct off photographs. Fortunately this is a treatment I enjoy and the use of this style in a fantastical story made a very effective mix.

There's a lot of Japanese folklore/myth involved but I found it explained well enough to be quite understandable. I didn't find it especially weak as a post of Theowne's above noted; perhaps I just have simpler tastes but I didn't find there was any over use of sidekicks, comedic reactions and the misunderstandings between parent/child to me feel real and reasonable having experienced many as a parent myself.

It had elements of Only Yesterday, Spirited Away and Field of Dreams but that awkward seeming mish-mash works surprisingly well.

My only criticisms of it are that it seemed over long and dragged at one or two places and the ending was over-sentimental but on the whole it's a lovely film. Highly recommended.


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