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Nov 16, 8:49 PM
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News reports have announced that seiyuu Hiromi Tsuru has been found dead in a car at a highway on Thursday night. The police is currently investigating the cause of her death, as she was reported to be found unconscious with her seat belt and hazard light on. She died at the age of 57.

As a seiyuu, actress, and narrator, Tsuru began her entertainment career when she entered Himawari Theatre Group in second grade alongside her sister. She has voiced characters such as Dokin-chan from the Sore Ike! Anpanman series, Bulma from the Dragon Ball series, Meryl Stryfe from Trigun, Kiddy Phenil from the Silent Möbius series, Ukyo Kuonji from the Ranma ½ series, Azusa Higa from Warau Hyouteki, Sister Angela from One Pound Gospel, and more.

Source: Nihon TV News 24


Update November 17
Aoni Production has announced that the reason for Tsuru's death is aortic dissection while driving. The funeral will be done among her family.

Source: Oricon
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It's probably also worth noting that she voiced Bulma in Dragon Ball.

The way she died sounds really mysterious, I wonder if foul play was involved. Hopefully the police solve this quickly.

RIP, another one gone too early.

EDIT: Well looks like it wasn't some sort of nefarious foul play or anything. It sucks that she was dealing with an aortic dissection, I read the first paragraph of it on Wikipedia and it sounds like a horrible thing to deal with.
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Nov 16, 8:54 PM

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The whole mysterious death is pretty creepy. Pretty sad that the VA of Bulma and Madoka died, especially at 57 years. All the veteran VAs keep dying. RIP

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Nov 16, 8:57 PM

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Really sad, a legend just passed away. May she forever be missed, she will live on within the characters she voiced.
 
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oh damn Bulma's hot MILF voice died too, RIP
 
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Nov 16, 9:01 PM

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Man, thats very sad. And she was still doing the Voice of Bulma in Super.
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Her final scene.

RIP
 
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Nov 16, 9:31 PM
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Rest in piece Hiromi Tsuru. I really loved her voice performance for Yubel in Yu-gi-oh! Gx. Yubel is my favorite character for Yu-gi-oh! Gx. Still, her death seems mysterious to me...
 
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Nov 16, 9:34 PM

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Whoa. She's voiced Bulma since the beginning. They are gonna have to find a replacement because they can't write out Bulma who is effectively the female lead of the series.
 
Nov 16, 9:41 PM

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Oh dear. Vehicle was found at the side of the expressway with its hazard lights blinking and the driver, wearing a seat belt, unconscious. Initially stated that she passed away due to a medical issue(sic).

RIP Tsuru-san.
 
Nov 16, 9:50 PM

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I still don't like how MAL using the word dies for thread like this. I would prefer if they use passed away instead.

Still R.I.P
 
Nov 16, 10:01 PM

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I was never really into DBZ and never watched it in Japanese in the first place, so I've never associated her with Bulma. She'll always be Madoka Ayukawa from Kimagure Orange Road to me, the first ever tsundere.

Really sad. RIP.
 
Nov 16, 10:04 PM
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Ukyo was one of my favorite characters in Ranma 1/2. And she's been Bulma since the beginning...

It's just too soon...
 
Nov 16, 10:07 PM

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I hope we get updated once the police finishes the investigation about the cause. R.I.P.

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I still don't like how MAL using the word dies for thread like this. I would prefer if they use passed away instead.
Yeah I feel the same way, passes away sounds way better than dies.
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Nov 16, 10:21 PM

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Not the best news to start the day.
RIP.

 
Nov 16, 10:31 PM

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Rest in peace. I enjoyed Dragon Ball and Ranma and Bulma was my second favorite female character in the series.

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Nov 16, 10:43 PM

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Wow. Exactly one week after one of my favorite singers dies, at the same age of 57 no less.

Such a shame. Loved every performance I've heard from her. Played Mikami to a tee especially.
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Nov 16, 10:44 PM

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This is really sad to hear....RIP :(
 
Nov 16, 10:45 PM

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Oh shit... What a bad way to start my day hearing one of my favourite female seiyuu's passing away. RIP Bulma Tsuru-san :(
 
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I loved her as Madoka in Kimagure Orange Road, she had a very profound voice. Definitely one of my favorite childhood heroines! I put a little memorial on my profile.

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Nov 16, 10:56 PM

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What horrible news. Rest in peace, Tsuru.
 
Nov 16, 11:07 PM
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This is mysterious as hell how she died... but hopefully we get an clear answer to this.

It makes me sad since I like Bulma from DB... so knowing this news while I am not the biggest fan of Dragon Ball, she did a pretty good job as her... so this is saddening tho.

R.I.P.
 
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This is so depressing.
 
Nov 16, 11:23 PM

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NeoAnkara said:
I still don't like how MAL using the word dies for thread like this. I would prefer if they use passed away instead.


There's nothing wrong with the word "dies" or "dead" or "death" or "dying". Yes, events like these are extremely sad, all the more so because it was sudden, but death is a basic part of life. Euphemisms like "passed away" or "resting in peace" only distance us from this fact.

Hiromi Tsuru was one of my favorite seiyuus from the 80's and 90's. I loved it when she said "Ran-chan". Sigh. She will be missed.
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Nov 16, 11:32 PM

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This is truly sorrowful. Moreover considering how young she was.

My favorite female anime character of all times has lost the voice that gave her a soul. I don't watch DBS anymore, but in the remote case I decide to get back to it, it's definitely going to be very odd to hear Bulma with a voice that it's not Tsuru's. Her voice was iconic.

Hope the causes of the sudden death can be clarified soon.

R.I.P.
 
Nov 16, 11:34 PM
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Damn it,the last one is she's wishing universe 7 to win the tournament of power-Bulma .The first time i heard her voice is what i love about Dragon Ball series. RIP
 
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R.I.P Bulma

we miss u, too
 
Nov 17, 12:35 AM

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she done tons of role...

RIP
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Nov 17, 12:56 AM

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The way she died sounds really mysterious... could the yakuza be behind her death? Or was it just plain suicide?

RIP in peace
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Nov 17, 12:59 AM

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Rest in piece Hiromi Tsuru. I really loved her voice performance for Yubel in Yu-gi-oh! Gx. Yubel is my favorite character for Yu-gi-oh! Gx. Still, her death seems mysterious to me...


Yeah,she did an amazing job there.

These news are so fucking sad :(
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Nov 17, 1:03 AM

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R.I.P to a legend :(
 
Nov 17, 1:38 AM

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R.I.P. Tsuru-san. (ToT)

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Nov 17, 1:38 AM

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Damn it. What really happened? 57 was still young and active age. Is there any reports she had some illness or health problems?
Or if she fell asleep/sleep with AC on inside her car that might be the cause. (Carbon Monoxide Poisoning)
Heck, what's gonna happen on Bulma now? Who's gonna voice her, just when DBS was still airing. R.I.P. Hiromi Tsuru.
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Nov 17, 2:55 AM

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RIP. Much too young to leave so soon.
 
Nov 17, 2:57 AM

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:'( She will be missed by the DB fans
 
Nov 17, 3:06 AM

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It's fucking sad. She wasn't even that old. May she rest in peace.
 
Nov 17, 3:18 AM

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CoD seems to be her heart as expected - Aortic dissection. Sudden and difficult to realize; heart ailments are a major issue these days.

The sadness from media is so thick that it makes me sick. I'm still having trouble...

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Nov 17, 3:30 AM

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Really sad news, RIP :(
 
Nov 17, 3:37 AM

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I watched Trigun days ago and I didn't know she voiced Meryl until now

RIP :'(
 
Nov 17, 4:15 AM

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Holy shit, she was relatively young to die at that age, Rest in Peace, may have not watched a lot of her shows, but her death is still very sad.
 
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Damn it. What really happened? 57 was still young and active age. Is there any reports she had some illness or health problems?

According to her colleague in the Japan news, Hiromi is already have a physical discomfort during few days ago and during November 13 (This Monday), her status is getting even worst which cause she have to finish her works early in that day.

As for how Hiromi Tsuru passed away, now it's confirmed her death is caused by aortic dissection during she driving at highway. (Source: https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20171117-00000312-oric-ent)

RIP Hiromi Tsuru
 
Nov 17, 4:41 AM
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News Update
Aoni Production has announced that the reason for Tsuru's death is aortic dissection while driving. The funeral will be done among her family.

Source: Oricon
Modified by tsubasalover, Nov 17, 5:07 AM
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Nov 17, 4:49 AM
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I'm at a loss for words on this one. 57 is WAY too young still. And this such a total bolt out of the blue
Tsuru-san, like the rest of the Dragon Ball voice cast, was an industry veteran and has a resume chock full of an impossibly dizzying array of classic, milestone anime and memorable roles.

Space Adventure Cobra, Arcadia of My Youth, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Kinnikuman, Cat's Eye, Maison Ikkoku, Saint Seiya, Kimagure Orange Road, Dominion Tank Police, Demon City Shinjuku, City Hunter, Gall Force, Ranma 1/2, Devil Hunter Yohko, Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Silent Mobius, Trigun... The list just goes on and on and on and on.
This really, REALLY sucks. My heart goes out to her family and loved ones.
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Nov 17, 5:06 AM
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A very talented VA.

RIP :(
 
Nov 17, 5:06 AM
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Damn this is really sad.. I never thought her death would hit me so hard. Rest in peace to one of the voices of my childhood.
 
Nov 17, 5:09 AM

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One of my favourite VA's...gone too soon!!



 
Nov 17, 5:12 AM

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tsubasalover said:
News Update
Aoni Production has announced that the reason for Tsuru's death is aortic dissection. The funeral will be done among her family.

Source: Oricon
What's Aortic dissection? never heard of that.
Google isn't reliable either. So I don't know what can cause or how would they get that.
Maybe due to stress or something? Well at least her death was been resolved. Again R.I.P. to her.
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Nov 17, 5:14 AM

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Damn, that's sad. :(

Rest in Peace.
 
Nov 17, 5:48 AM

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i only knew her voice in the dragonball series...... but this still made me sad... condolences to her family. :(
 
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so sad, she was young... guide her to a better place kami. RIP.
 
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