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Obituary: Dragon Ball and  Metal Gear Solid  voice actress Hiromi Tsuru

Obituary: Dragon Ball and Metal Gear Solid voice actress Hiromi Tsuru

November 17, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon

November 17, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon
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The Japanese voice actress behind Yakuza 0's Reina and the Dragon Ball character Bulma has passed away at the age of 57.

Asahi News reports that Tsuru was found unconscious in her car in Tokyo Thursday evening and passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital that night.

Tsuru boasted a storied career as a voice actress, landing her first voice acting role at the age of 12 for the anime Lupin the Third. She would later go on to become the voice of Bulma throughout numerous Dragon Ball seasons and series, including appearances in the many video game adaptations of the show.

Her most recent video game credits included Bulma in 2016's Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2, Anne in Bravely Second: End Layer, and Reina in Yakuza 0. She was also the voice behind Ninja Gaiden II's Elizebet, Major Motoko Kusanagi in the 1997 Ghost in the Shell game, and Naomi Hunter from the Metal Gear Solid series. 

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