A Tree of Palme

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A Tree of Palme
ATreeOfPalme2002Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster for A Tree of Palme
Directed by Takashi Nakamura
Produced by Taro Maki
Written by Takashi Nakamura
Starring Akiko Hiramatsu
Megumi Toyoguchi
Daisuke Sakaguchi
Yurika Hino
Music by Takashi Harada
Cinematography Takashi Atsuhata
Edited by Shūichi Kakesu
Production
company
Distributed by Toho Company
ADV Films
Release dates
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
136 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
English

A Tree of Palme (Japanese: パルムの樹 Hepburn: Parumu no Ki?) is a 2002 Japanese anime film, 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]

Original Japanese cast[edit]

Akiko Hiramatsu as Palme
Daisuke Sakaguchi as Shatta
Kappei Yamaguchi as Roualt
Megumi Toyoguchi as Popo
Etsuko Kozakura as Moo
Hiroshi Yanaka as Fou(young)
Ichirô Nagai as Jamji
Isamu Tanonaka as Zakuro
Jouji Nakata as Gandel
Katsuhisa Houki as Hota
Kouka as Xian
Mari Yokoo as Daruyama
Masashi Ebara as Gyariko
Mika Kanai as Poo
Motomu Kiyokawa as Fou
Mugihito as Guerilla Captain
Rikako Aikawa as Barron
Ryuuji Saikachi as Sawadust
Takashi Nagasako as Baku
Unshou Ishizuka as Gus
Yurika Hino as Koram

English dub cast[edit]

Kira Vincent-Davis as Palme
Chris Patton as Shatta
Jessica Boone as Popo
Michael Coleman as Roualt
Allison Sumrall as Koram
Andy McAvin as Fou
Chris Ayres as Sawadust
Chris Patton as Gyariko
Christine Auten as Soma Xian
David Born as Hota
Jay Hickman as Jamji
John Gremillion as Guerilla Captain
John Swasey as Gus Zakuro
Kelly Manison as Woman Guerilla
Luci Christian as Darumaya
Mike MacRae as Crickle, Gandel
Mike Vance as Baku
Mike Yantosca as Pirate
Monica Rial as Mu
Nancy Novotny as Juggler
Nomed Kaerf as Scruffy
Tiffany Grant as Pu
Tyler Galindo as Hat

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