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Today is a sad day in the community of “#Dragon Ball Super” as well as to the entire franchise. Another legend that has made a massive contribution to the history of the entire Dragon Ball franchise was recently reported dead. Many fans are shocked and saddened by the latest news that rocked the massive fandom of the popular franchise. With the latest news from Japan, it appears that the voice behind Bulma and other characters in the franchise has switched her microphone off the air. Fans will no longer hear her voice in the future episodes and projects related to Dragon Ball.

Details of the incident

On his official Twitter account [VIDEO], popular anime content creator and translator Herms shared the translated text of the sad news from Japan.

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It was revealed that at around 7:30 PM JST, on November 16, #Hiromi Tsuro, the legendary voice behind Bulma of “Dragon Ball Super” was found unconscious in her car. The vehicle was found in the Suto expressway in Chuto, Tokyo in Japan. She was found with her seatbelt fastened and her hazard lights on. There was no sign of an accident that happened. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. At present, the Tokyo metropolitan police are still investigating the cause of death.

Her body of work

Hiromi Tsuru was born in November 1960 in Japan. She is the voice actress responsible for bringing to life popular anime characters from 1970’s up to present.

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This includes “Trigun,” “Miyuki,” “Ranma ½,” “The Story of Perrine,” “Dragon Ball Z,” and her most recent, “DBS.” For 31 years, she is the voice behind Vegeta’s love interest, and the mother of Trunks and Bulla—Bulma. She also voiced Piccolo Jr. in the Z series. She is the adorable voice of Baby Trunks and Bulla.

In the “DBS,” fans last saw and heard her voice in Episode 96 [VIDEO] where she said goodbye to the Universe 7 team as they travel to the World of Void. After the news of her death surfaced, several voice actors shared their sadness. This includes her partner in the popular anime series voicing Vegeta—Ryo Horikawa. The voice actor still could not believe that she is already gone and is greatly sad. He said that he has shared so many different series with the voice actress. Another voice actor Toshio Furukawa, voicing Piccolo responded to the news by quoting a line from a novel titled “Silence.” He quoted “Humanity is so sad, Lord, and the ocean so blue."

Dragon Ball Super” will never be the same without Hiromi Tsuru.

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Rest in peace, and thank you for the great 31 years with the series. #Goodbye Bulma