Hiromi Tsuru, Bulma's voice actor, has passed away.

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Re: Bulma's Seiyuu Passed Away

Post by Sailor Haumea » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:07 pm

precita wrote:I saw this on twitter, why or how? Was she seriously ill at 57?

The last episode of Super we saw Bulma in is the one right before everyone teleported to the tournament of power. I guess that was her final role as Bulma, besides doing the voice in Dragonball Fighter Z videogame. :cry:
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Post by Super Saiyan Turlast x4 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:08 pm

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Post by TheShadowEmperor8055 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:11 pm

I'm not even worried at all about whether or not Bulma would be recast.

57? :( Aw man. My condolences and prayers to her family and friends. May she rest in peace. Her work was awesome and will never be forgotten.

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Post by Bullza » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:15 pm

Aww god what a terrible shame, she wasn't really that old either. She played the part really well.

From the series perspective they've been away from Bulma for over 20 episodes now and she doesn't look to appear in the show anytime soon either. If they were going to recast they'd have some time.

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Post by mfwlegend3 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:16 pm

These were Bulma's last moment and words in Episode 96. :cry:
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Post by precita » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:17 pm

Ugh, this makes you realize Dragonball can't go on forever. Knowing that this will happen to the rest of the cast too makes you realize the anime won't be the same without the cast.

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Post by TheBlackPaladin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:24 pm

That's incredibly sad! She wasn't even that old. She did a great job with the role...may she rest in peace.
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Post by Ikazvyr » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:28 pm

precita wrote:Ugh, this makes you realize Dragonball can't go on forever. Knowing that this will happen to the rest of the cast too makes you realize the anime won't be the same without the cast.
While I agree with you, there are some shows (even in Japan) that got reboots with whole new casts. Some news casts could be as good or even better than the original in some cases. It could be not the same thing to us, older fans, but can be great for newer fans and following generations. I believe Dragon Ball could still go on

About recasting, it's nothing new in Dragon Ball. When Daisuke Gōri passed away in 2010, Unshō Ishizuka and Ryūzaburō Ōtomo took his roles (Ishizuka as Mr. Satan and Ōtomo as Gyūmaō, Enma Daiō and Shen Long) and both nailed it. The same goes to Hikaru Midorikawa (Android 16 in DBZ), who replaced Hirotaka Suzuoki as Tenshinhan in Kai, Super and the games following his death

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Re: Hiromi Tsuru, Bulma's voice actor, has passed away.

Post by Robo4900 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:29 pm

But this is Bulma... One of three voices who was in the series from the very beginning...

Now Nozawa is the only one left. :cry:
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Post by Hellspawn28 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:31 pm

Wow I didn't see this coming at all. RIP :cry:
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Post by huzaifa_ahmed » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm

This was so unexpected & so heart-wrenching. Fuck.

It hit like a ton of bricks.

I'd been playing MGS1 & 2 the last few months; she was incredible at Naomi & she did a great no-nonsense act.

Easily one of the all-time Japanese VO greats. She accomplished so much at a really early age & it's so impressive to think she'd already made it big so young

may you ride forever in heaven with Enma-daioh. RIP.
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Post by LightBing » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:33 pm

Awful news. She was still young, what might have happened?

The anime will never be same without her voice. RIP :(

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Post by Bruma rabu » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:42 pm

The Japanese dub was never my preferred way to watch dragonball but after watching 100+ episodes in Japanese I could clearly see why people love and adore these actors. They are great, fantastic and sound like they truly love their roles. Too many she is Bulma and it will be very difficult to find anybody who could possibly even fill thos shoes. Damn.
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Post by FireFly » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:49 pm

That's really sad, and she hadn't appeared for the entirety of the tournament portion too. RIP. :(

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Post by RoarkVegeta » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm

My heart breaks as a fan of the original series, and hearing her so many times. She was there right from the beginning.

One of my favorite scenes from the first arc, which is near and dear to my heart.

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Post by Dbzfan94 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:51 pm

WHAT??? Oh my god :(

RIP Hiromi Tsuru

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Post by Dbzfan94 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:55 pm

mfwlegend3 wrote:These were Bulma's last moment and words in Episode 96. :cry:
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Looking back this makes it harder, like she's really saying goodbye :(

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Post by Bullza » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:59 pm

Dbzfan94 wrote:Looking back this makes it harder, like she's really saying goodbye :(
She was really saying goodbye.

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Post by Freeza9000 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:04 pm

My heart is scattered into a million fragments. What was really a gun-puncher for me was how her "Son-Kun" was ingrained into my very memory ever since DB to current Super. It'll never be the same without Bulma's seiyuu. Like goddamn, I don't think I've ever been this passionately depressed about a certain actress's death, but I've been following these people and the DB series ever since I was a child. May you rest in peace Hiromi Tsuru.

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Post by Bulma's Foot Masseur » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:12 pm

I don't know what to say... :(

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