A Tree of Palme

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A Tree of Palme
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
Distributed by Toho Company
ADV Films
Release date
  • March 10, 2002 (2002-03-10)
Running time
136 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

A Tree of Palme (Japanese: パルムの樹 Hepburn: Parumu no Ki?) is a March 10, 2002 Japanese anime film,[1] written and directed by Takashi Nakamura. It was an official selection of the 2002 Berlin Film Festival.


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[citation needed]
Xian Kouka Christine Auten[citation needed]
Pu Mika Kanai Tiffany Grant[citation needed]
Mu Etsuko Kozakura Monica Rial[citation needed]
Barron Rikako Aikawa [citation needed]
Roualt Kappei Yamaguchi[1] Michael Coleman
Daruyama Mari Yokoo Luci Christian
Gus Unshou Ishizuka John Swasey[citation needed]
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[citation needed]
Sawadust Ryuuji Saikachi Chris Ayres


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