Friday, November 17, 2017

RIP Hiromi Tsuru

Bulma's Voice Actress Hiromi Tsuru Has Died

By Brian Ashcraft

Yesterday evening, Hiromi Tsuru was discovered unconscious in a car on along the Shuto Expressway in Tokyo. The vehicle was stopped, the hazard lights were on, and Tsuru was still wearing her seatbelt.

According to Asahi News, the famed voice actress was rushed to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Tsuru was only 57 years old. Tsuru died from aortic dissection.

There were no external wounds and no sign of an accident. Police believe it’s highly likely she died of from an illness. According to Sankei News, authorities are investigating the exact cause.

Tsuru voiced some of anime’s most beloved characters, including Bulma in the Dragon Ball series, Dokin-chan in Anpanman, Ukyo Kuonji in Ranma ½, Reiko Mikami in Ghost Sweeper Mikami and Meryl Strife in Trigun, among many others. She also voiced video game characters, including Naomi Hunter in the Metal Gear Solid series.

TSURU, Hiromi
Born: 3/29/1960, Kangawa, Japan
Died: 11/16/2017, Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan

Hiromi Tsuru’s westerns – voice actress:
Trigun (TV) – 1998 (Meryle Stryfe)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble – 2010 (Meryle Stryfe)

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of her but it shows how many people do voice overs.