In regards to Hiromi Tsuru
By N.B. Yomi
November 19, 2017 12:35am CST
So this past Friday, I learned that Hiromi Tsuru passed away suddenly. I first found out through a comment on a youtube video, and my initial reaction was shock. Then when I did further investigating which lead to me to some serious dust getting in my eyes... Thing is I grew up watching DragonBall Z in Japanese without subtitles. See after the English dub aired in 1996, around '98 I learned through changing the channel frequencies to the "B side" that I could watch DragonBall Z in Japanese(without subtitles of course) on a channel called "International Channel." As a result I got to see the Frieza Saga from Goku's fight with Frieza until the end of the Cell Saga all in Japanese. Then I suppose anyone can guess the rest from there what with DBZ Kai becoming available online in 2009, Japanese dubs being available as an option on DVD settings, and later Super airing in 2015. Oh yeah and seeing Battle Of Gods and Resurrection Of F in Japanese online too. So I suppose it's obvious that Tauru's passing was a blow to my childhood... R.i.p Ms. Tsuru, you left this foreign fan with a lot of fond memories. :,)
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• Calgary, Alberta
@Hanyouyomi My bad, the anime where she is lead is Ghost Sweeper not Soul Sweeper.
• Dallas, Texas
@kepweng The cause was Aortic Dissection:( It apparently occurred while she was driving somewhere. Given how rigorous Japanese work ethics are, I can understand if that had something to do with it...