Hiromi Tsuru

Hiromi TsuruJapanese

Date Of Birth: Mar 29, 1960
Birth Place: Hokkaido, Japan
Date Of Death: Nov 16, 2017
Cause Of Death: Aortic dissection
Voice Over Language: Japanese

Popularity: 145th All Time, 160th This Week

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said at 5:32 PM on Tue May 22 2018
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She was such as great voice actress.

My favorite Roles of her are:
1. Bulma
2. Future Bulma
3. Ukyo Kuonji
4. Dokinchan
5. and lastly Meryl Stryfe

It's such a shame that her finally video game performance was DB FighterZ. Hopefully Aya Hisakawa can bring charm to Bulma and possibly Dokinchan.
Shaun Ince
said at 1:13 PM on Thu Mar 29 2018
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Happy Birthday Hiromi Tsuru.

I'm still in disbelief even now. Of all the voice actor deaths that happened in 2017, this one hit me the hardest. Part of that has to do with growing up with her voice for several years. She brought a whole lot to the Dragonball franchise for over 30 years as Bulma. It's not gonna be the same without her.
said at 9:21 AM on Thu Mar 29 2018
Happy Birthday and R.I.P. Hiromi Tsuru!
said at 6:28 AM on Thu Mar 29 2018
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Happy Birthday and RIP Hiromi Tsuru.

I still cannot believe you're gone.

Aya Hisakawa is taking over the role of Bulma and no doubt she will succeed the role well but we all know, it's never going to be the same.

Out of all of the deaths in 2017, this is the one that was not totally unexpected but this is the one that emotionally hurt me.

Hard to believe that from now on, after Super and Fighterz, the Bulma we will now hear will not be Ms. Tsuru's voice, as it had been for over 30 years, since the very beginning of the franchise.

You are and will always be missed Hiromi.
8000 Saiyans
said at 6:18 AM on Thu Mar 29 2018
Happy birthday and R.I.P. Hiromi Tsuru!

You are greatly missed.
said at 9:56 PM on Sat Feb 17 2018
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The Carrie Fisher of Dragon Ball
said at 10:33 AM on Mon Jan 15 2018
R.I.P Hiromi Tsuru, The Japanese Tiffany Vollmer and Monica Rial
said at 1:53 PM on Mon Jan 22 2018
@littlepaul1002 Wha? They were the American Hiromi Tsuru, not the other way around.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:50 PM on Fri Jan 12 2018
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So recently there was a memorial service for Hiromi Tsuru, this is what Nozawa had to say about Hiromi.

Nozawa: "No matter how many times I call your name, you can no longer respond. The Dragon Balls can grant any wish, but not this time...I'm sorry." She remembered how Tsuru had told her how happy she was that the two of them got to audition for DB together.
said at 11:42 PM on Sun Dec 3 2017
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To absent friends, to old friends, to family. Rest in peace, Tsuru-san. You will always be missed.
said at 10:05 AM on Mon Nov 20 2017
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RIP Old Friend
said at 7:59 AM on Sun Nov 19 2017
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I have to watch more Dragon Ball, but it's sad to think someone who's been with the show since day 1 is now gone. RIP
said at 6:52 AM on Sun Nov 19 2017
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RIP Hiromi Tsuru. You will be missed by many DragonBall Z fans.
said at 11:16 AM on Sat Nov 18 2017
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Haven't known so much about you but I know you've been entertaining us for many years.. Many Thanks for your work & again R.I.P.
said at 11:15 AM on Sat Nov 18 2017
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So Sad this Happen :( R.I.P. Hiromi Tsuru aka Bulma... :(
said at 4:08 PM on Fri Nov 17 2017
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Rest in peace, Ms. Tsuru. Thank you for your performance as Bulma for all these years.
said at 7:34 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
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I'm absolutely heartbroken over the loss of Hiromi Tsuru.

Her Bulma is simply iconic and irreplaceable. She's been there from the very beginning and now she's gone.

If there's a rare silver lining in this, Bulma hasn't been in the current arc, so they at least have the time to find a suitable replacement, but whoever does take over the mantle of Bulma has huge shoes to fill.

I grew to love Hiromi's Bulma over the course of the year as I marathoned all of Dragon Ball Super (which I am now up to date on).

I also loved her performance as Meryl Stryfe in Trigun.

RIP Hiromi Tsuru, you will be missed.
said at 6:21 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
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She was a woman who did an amazing job on Bulma and in the Yakuza 0 game. I hope she rests in peace and that we all remember and cherish the good memories she created with Bulma.
said at 5:22 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
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RIP to the original female friend of Goku
said at 4:04 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
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Over 31 years... Over 31 long years did she voice Bulma. I had always enjoyed Tsuru's performance as that character since the day I decided to set the language track on Budokai Tenkaichi 3 to Japanese. And to hear that she breathed her last breath...? Very, *very* tragic indeed. My condolences go out to all the other friends she made throughout her life on Earth, Aoni Production, the talent agency she was represented by, and of course the family that helped raise her.

R.I.P Hiromi Tsuru. Bulma aside, I also liked her portrayals as the female voice for Yubel, Julia Chang, and Meryl Stryfe.
said at 12:16 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
said at 9:54 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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R.I.P, and thank you for bringing Ukyo to life
said at 9:08 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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Unknown diseases taking the lives of good people. You don't know when its going to happen.

R.I.P Hiromi Tsuru
Best Bulma
said at 1:53 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
@KeybladeMaster22 Cause of death is said to be Aortic Dissection
said at 8:51 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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A big part of the Dragon Ball franchise since day 1.

RIP Hiromi Tsuru
said at 8:51 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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R.I.P. Hiromi Tsuru.

Love your roles as Bulma, Ukyo Kuonji & Meryl Stryfe. Thanks for everything!
said at 8:35 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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Rest in Peace Hiromi Tsuru.

The Original Bulma. Dragon Ball won't be the same without her.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:58 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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I always loved the original Dragon Ball series, and I always loved Bulma. I think in my honest opinion, she's one of the best characters in the whole series. She was really the original soul of Dragon Ball, with everything at the beginning really coming down to her, and Goku. Obviously people talk a lot about how Nozawa managed to voice Goku from childhood to adulthood all the way into present, but I think Tsuru deserves a lot of credit for that. After Goku, there is no character who got to mature or grow so much in front of the camera as Bulma, and I think Tsuru's portrayal was really key to that. I totally forgot she was the original Julia Chang and Naomi Hunter as well. May we never forget the 30+ years she committed to one of manga's best and most classic characters.
Shaun Ince
said at 9:12 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
@NCZ I've read through this about 3 times already and I couldn't help but tear up. You basically summed it up perfectly. She was there right at the beginning. She left a legacy of great performances over the past 30 years. She will be sorely missed.
said at 3:12 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
@Shaun Ince Plus her performance was consistant and had a nice snark to it. After all these years, her voice was still perfect.
said at 7:56 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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RIP Tsuru-san.
said at 7:21 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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You did not deserve to go Hiromi. Not so soon, or in the way she did. You will be forever be missed
said at 6:46 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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RIP Hiromi Tsuru. Bulma won't be the same without you.

57 is too young, I really wonder why.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 7:20 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017

The exact cause of death isn't known at the moment, but she was found unconscious in her car. So I'm definitely worried about what could have happened...
said at 7:30 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
@NCZ Reports say she was found in an unconscious state in her car for about a day off the side of the road.

I’m so saddened that this had to happen. I don’t think Bulma will sound the same (or even will have more of a role)

... I dont want to think of whatll happen when Masako is gone.
said at 7:47 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
@Ghosty404 I'm not even much of a sub watcher and I still feel really saddened by the news.

I really wonder what this means for Bulma, if she'll be retired or replaced. I know the series lost many seiyu's over the years, but not one for a character as major as Bulma.
said at 1:53 AM on Fri Nov 17 2017
@NCZ From what I saw, cause of death is Aortic Dissection
said at 6:32 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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It's going to be painful watching Dragon Ball without you :(
Shaun Ince
said at 6:28 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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RIP Hiromi Tsuru. She was the voice of Bulma for more than 30 years. I can't believe she's gone. She had a nice sweet voice for Bulma & there was a whole lot of range to her performances over the years. Merly Strife was another favourite performance of mine

The sad reality is, is that Dragonball as a whole is going to outlive most if not all of the Japanese seiyuu. That's the most heartbreaking thing of all :(

Rest well Hiromi. You will never be forgotten.
said at 6:12 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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Oh my God, I can't believe it...

R.I.P. one of the biggest Dragon Ball voices...
said at 6:10 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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RIP v.v
said at 6:00 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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R.I.P. Japanese voice of Bulma!
said at 5:53 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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WOW. I can't believe she's gone now :(
8000 Saiyans
said at 5:48 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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R.I.P. Hiromi Tsuru. You'll always be my favorite voice for Bulma and you'll be greatly missed.
said at 5:45 PM on Thu Nov 16 2017
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I am shocked. I can't still believe she passed away.
I'll miss you, Bulma.
8000 Saiyans
said at 10:24 PM on Wed Oct 25 2017
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Love her voice for Bulma and Meryl Strife.
Shaun Ince
said at 5:50 PM on Wed Mar 29 2017
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Happy Birthday Bulma & Meryl Strife
said at 10:03 AM on Wed Mar 29 2017
Happy Birthday Hiromi Tsuru!

Such a cute and lovely voice.

I love her Bulma and Meryl Strife.

I wish she were cast more often in other series.
said at 6:12 AM on Wed Mar 29 2017
Happy Birthday, Hiromi Tsuru!
Shaun Ince
said at 11:13 AM on Mon Mar 27 2017
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I like how consistent her Bulma has been ever since Dragonball's inception. Hasn't degraded in the slightest.
said at 4:04 PM on Mon Mar 27 2017
@Shaun Ince Just like Wendee Lee's tbh. Which is awesome.
said at 10:12 PM on Mon Mar 28 2016
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Great actress; probably the best voice Bulma has ever had, as well as the original Naomi Hunter (though Jennifer Hale is just as good if not better), & very good as Meryl Strife.

Also a good voice for the Major from GitS.

Will comment more after I've seen her other stuff.
said at 9:26 PM on Tue Jun 12 2012
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She's awesome as Bulma.
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