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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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.571 (scored by 29092,909 users)
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Ranked: #64042
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Popularity: #6866
Members: 8,641
Favorites: 26

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Synopsis

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)

Characters & Voice Actors

Palme

Main
Hiramatsu, Akiko
Japanese

Popo

Supporting
Toyoguchi, Megumi
Japanese

Pu

Supporting
Kanai, Mika
Japanese

Mu

Supporting
Kozakura, Etsuko
Japanese

Koram

Supporting
Motoi, Emi
Japanese

Shatta

Supporting
Sakaguchi, Daisuke
Japanese

Roualt

Supporting
Yamaguchi, Kappei
Japanese

Staff

Nakamura, Takashi
Director, Script
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Arai, Akino
Theme Song Performance
Umetsu, Yasuomi
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

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




Reviews

Oct 17, 2023
A Tree of Palme definitely a strange anime, and one that is clearly not perfect, but also a fascinating piece of art. At first glance it may seem like a movie for children, and some elements of it almost feel like one, but it definitely isn't. It's very bleak, at times melancholic and at others very violent, both phisically and psychologically, it's dense and can be hard to follow, and has very mature themes.

It's an anime that everybody will experience differently, because while some of it has the potentiel to resonate with you very deeply, some other elements are just not very good.

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Mar 15, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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The artwork for a Tree of Palme is absolutely stunning. The characters are adorable (except for Palme, he sucks, but I can't tell you why without a major spoiler). The virtues of this show were not enough to offset it's one flaw though. They sacrificed the story upon the altar of symbolism.
May 3, 2016
A Tree of Palme is a complicated anime that should really be viewed as "Part One" and "Part Two". With that in mind, I will be reviewing the movie not as a whole, but as two separate parts.

"Part One" of the film starts off slow, and really spends time on the atmosphere. The film feels like a trippy 70's poster, with creative backgrounds and creatures. Palme starts off the story as a silent puppet, constantly breaking. He's thrown into a confusing setting, with lots of energetic characters and action. I found it enjoyable how out-of-place hes character is and his inability to understand others.

There's ...

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Poll: Palme no Ki Episode 1 Discussion
ToG25thBaam - Mar 5, 2016
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You really got me with the rating on this one, MAL
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