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Title (English) A Tree of Palme
Title (Japanese) Palme no Ki

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Fantasy Novel

Notes Movie, 2001, 136 mins.
Classification SF
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 master's late wife, accepts the request. This becomes his first step to becoming more human in order to understand his own feelings. (ANN)
Review I bought it because I remembered seeing it reviewed as being very good but neglected. I had an idea it was some fey period drama, but this turned out to be completely wrong! It's set in a totally imagined fantasy world - cue major weirdness... If you remember the "Kaiba" TV series, it's a bit like that. As this is the only anime it resembles in the slightest, it will be interesting to find out if there is any connection. The designs are beautiful. And Palme is a wooden puppet.
Credits Director: Takashi Nakamura
Screenplay: Takashi Nakamura
Unit Director: Yoriyasu Kogawa
Music: Takashi Harada
Original story: Takashi Nakamura
Character Design: Toshiyuki Inoue
Art Director: Mutsuo Koseki
Chief Animation Director: Mamoru Sasaki
Release USA,UK: DVD
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Date 2001
Production GENCO, Kadokawa Shoten, TOHO
Animation Palm Studio
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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