Bulma Voice Actress Hiromi Tsuru Passes Away

Hiromi Tsuru

The Japanese language voice actress for beloved Dragon Ball character, Bulma, has passed away at the age of 57. In addition to her role as Bulma, she also voiced the characters of Tights, Bra and Baby Trunks.

Beyond voicing characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, her work extended to Dokin-chan in Anpanman, Ukyo Kuonji in Ranma ½, Reiko Mikami in Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Meryl Strife in Trigun and she even branched into video games with her roll as Naomi Hunter in the Metal Gear Solid series.

According to numerous news outlets she was found in her vehicle, hazard lights flashing, with her seatbelt still on. Upon discovery she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. According to authorities there were no external wounds or evidence of foul play and her fate is believed to be caused by illness.

Hiromi made her debut in the Dragon Ball franchise in episode one of Dragon Ball in 1986. She has since been a constant in the franchise and will be missed dearly amongst the fan base.

May she rest in peace.

1960 – 2017




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  1. This was a big blow to the anime community, especially Dragon Ball. Bulma was the character who started off the entire franchise when she met Goku in the mountains and it is sad to see her go. If only we had the Dragon Balls to bring her back. Rest in peace Hiromi Tsuru, you shall be missed.

  2. This is sad news 🙁 I loved her as Bulma she was a great talent. Now i’m wondering who will play Bulma once her character returns…

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