'Dragon Ball Super' Illustrator Reveals Manga Tribute To Hiromi Tsuru

Anime fans know Dragon Ball Super will soon be ending its television run, but the manga is going [...]

Anime fans know Dragon Ball Super will soon be ending its television run, but the manga is going on strong still. Not long ago, Shueisha released the series' 32nd chapter for fans, and its illustrator just confirmed its final scene with Bulma is meant to honor her late voice actress.

Taking to Twitter, Toyotaro posted a message shortly after Dragon Ball Super's latest chapter went live. The note, which can be found below, sees the artist touch upon Bulma's final scene in the issue.

"Thank you to everyone who read V Jump," Toyotaro wrote. "I drew chapter 32 after Ms. Hiromi Tsuru's death. So, I made her last anime appearance the last page of this chapter."

Continuing, Toyotaro wrote, "Even up to the dialogue, this line belongs to Tsuru." The illustrator then said he is praying for the actress' soul from the bottom of his heart.

Of course, if you read the latest chapter, you will see the similarities. The issue comes to an end as Beerus and Whis prepare to take Universe 7 to the Tournament of Power's arena. Bulma wishes everyone good luck, and as Vegeta goes to his team, his wife says she will be waiting for him to return.

As the group teleports to the arena, Bulma is seen looking up to the sky with Bra in her arms. "We're counting on you, everyone," she says.

The anime featured this exact scene before the Tournament of Power got underway. The show had more of an audience to bid the team farewell, but Bulma took the lead once the crew was gone. Yamcha noted how weird it felt knowing their friends had the weight of Universe 7 on their shoulders. After a moment, Bulma simply said she had faith in the crew, and she looked skywards as she told her friends she was counting on them.

DragonBall Super airs on Crunchyroll Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. CST. Adult Swim airs the English dub during its Toonami block Saturday evenings at 9:30 p.m, and is now available to stream on FunimationNOW and Amazon Video.

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