Palme no Ki

A Tree of Palme

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Arbre de Palmem
Japanese: パルムの樹
English: A Tree of Palme
French: A Tree of Palme
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 16, 2002
Producers: Genco, Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Palm Studio
Source: Unknown
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 2 hr. 16 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.561 (scored by 25092,509 users)
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Ranked: #60042
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Popularity: #6485
Members: 6,847
Favorites: 16

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Palme is a puppet created by a man to care for his sickly wife. After her death Palme becomes paralyzed with sorrow, that is, until a woman being pursed happens to cross paths with Palme and his creator and ask them to deliver something precious to a sacred place called Tama. Palme, mistaking her for his masters late wife, accepts the request. This becomes his first step to becoming more human in order to understand his own feelings.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hiramatsu, Akiko


Toyoguchi, Megumi


Kozakura, Etsuko


Kanai, Mika


Motoi, Emi


Sakaguchi, Daisuke


Yamaguchi, Kappei


Nakamura, Takashi
Director, Script
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Arai, Akino
Theme Song Performance
Inoue, Toshiyuki
Character Design, Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Sora no Aosa (空の青さ)" by Akino Arai (新居昭乃)

Apr 6, 2008
slpless (All reviews)
I didn’t know about Tree of Palme until it was licensed by ADV. Many of the advertisements gave me the impression that Tree of Palme would be a serious and mature title, despite the childish looking character designs. After watching I was right for the most part, its just I could barely keep awake when watching.

The first thing I noticed and probably most people, was the animation. It is undeniable beautiful and very smooth. Backgrounds in particular were well done and quite nice to look at. I guess since this is a movie the animation is expected to be amazing. read more
Feb 2, 2012
Troydm (All reviews)
This is one of the most underrated anime movies in all history.
One of unique kind. If you are expecting some nice story with happy ending just stop reading this.
It's one genre that stands out of all of the rest, it's Dystopian Sci-Fi anime. If you've watched Now and Then, Here and There or Gin'iro no Kami no Agito or Green Legend Ran or even Ergo Proxy and liked them, then you will definitely like this one, it's just plain brilliant, unique and unforgattable. I won't start explaining the story that mostly is so unique that you can't fully understand it without throughout thinking about it. read more
Oct 25, 2009
fuddles (All reviews)
Story is not easy but it is deep and good.
Animations are lovely.
Sound is ok.

Not everyone will understand this movie and will say " i dont like it"

I really like this film very much.

Oct 11, 2009
Pseudonymous (All reviews)
This has got to be one of the most trippy, esoteric, surreal and all around bizarre things I have ever witnessed. You know how creepy and weird all the freaky dreams of giant oozing teddy bears that sing and destroy hospitals Tetsuo had in Akira? Imagine two hours of THAT being used to tell a Pinocchio "I want to become a real boy!" story, except the story is very confusing and Pinocchio is highly manic.

Watching the movie, you can see the underpinnings of what in concept would be a decent story, but Takashi Nakamura mangles it so much with bland characters, muddled storytelling, heaps of read more

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Sep 28, 2021 4:03 AM
You really got me with the rating on this one, MAL
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