A Tree of Palme

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A Tree of Palme
ATreeOfPalme2002Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster for A Tree of Palme
Directed byTakashi Nakamura
Produced byTaro Maki
Written byTakashi Nakamura
StarringAkiko Hiramatsu
Megumi Toyoguchi
Daisuke Sakaguchi
Yurika Hino
Music byTakashi Harada
CinematographyTakashi Atsuhata
Edited byShūichi Kakesu
Production
company
Distributed byToho Company (Japan)
ADV Films (North America)
Release date
  • March 10, 2002 (2002-03-10)
Running time
136 minutes
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

A Tree of Palme (Japanese: パルムの樹, Hepburn: Parumu no Ki) is a 2002 Japanese anime film,[1] written and directed by Takashi Nakamura. It was an official selection of the 2002 Berlin Film Festival.

Story[edit]

A Tree of Palme is an interpretation of the Pinocchio tale. It concerns a small puppet, Palme, who was tasked by his creator to look over his ailing wife, Xian. After her death, Palme is visited by a mysterious woman whom he mistakenly believes to be Xian. Shaken out of his sadness, Palme accepts her request to deliver something special to a far-off place known as Tama. This sets Palme off on a journey to discover his own emotions, and what it truly means to be human.

Voice cast[edit]

Characters and cast
Character Japanese cast[2] English cast
Palme Akiko Hiramatsu[1] Kira Vincent-Davis
Popo Megumi Toyoguchi[1] Jessica Boone
Shatta Daisuke Sakaguchi[1] Chris Patton
Koram Yurika Hino Allison Sumrall
Fou Motomu Kiyokawa Andy McAvin
Xian Kouka Christine Auten
Pu Mika Kanai Tiffany Grant
Mu Etsuko Kozakura Monica Rial
Barron Rikako Aikawa N/A
Roualt Kappei Yamaguchi[1] Michael Coleman
Daruyama Mari Yokoo Luci Christian
Gus Unshou Ishizuka John Swasey
Hota Katsuhisa Houki David Born
Baku Takashi Nagasako Mike Vance
Gyariko Masashi Ebara Chris Patton
Jamji Ichirô Nagai Jay Hickman
Zakuro Isamu Tanonaka John Swasey
Sawadust Ryuuji Saikachi Chris Ayres

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e パルムの樹. Voice Artist Database. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20051222184839/http://www.palm-net.co.jp/parumunoki_Folder/castFiles/paru_castmain.html

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