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It’s been almost 30 years since our favorite Street Fighter characters Ryu and Chun-li appeared on the world stage and they worked their way into our souls. It’s been over a decade since we started hoping someone would produce a non-cannon graphic novel or animated film on the subject of a romantic relationship between the two titular characters. But, in all this time, no one has. We respect and love CAPCOM (and UDON Comics) for everything they’ve done with the Street Fighter story, but we’re tired of waiting.
So in the spirit of Marvel Comics “What if…?” series which explores story possibilities but has no impact on official story cannon, the Ryu X Chun-li Project will use non-profit means to produce the respectful and tasteful go-to work for fans of a Ryu/Chun-li romance everywhere. It will take us some time, but we are going to see this story exists in full color awesomeness .
Because we want to see the characters we love in love. It’s no more complicated than that.
We know the web is covered with comments that Ryu and Chun-li could never be a couple because Ryu is too focused on training, Chun-li is too busy being a cop or taking care of orphaned children, etc. etc. etc, but that doesn’t matter.
Consider a theory surrounding the creation of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. There is evidence to support that Queen Elizabeth I commanded Shakespeare to write the play because she wanted to see the fat knight sir John Falstaff (from the Henry IV plays) in love. I bet there were people in Shakespeare’s company, perhaps even Shakespeare himself, that thought the story was an impossibility or absurd. But the fact is no story is impossible. The story just needs someone who cares about it enough (or is under royal order!) to produce it. And, if the story is written and presented well, people will love it or criticize it, but they will not give a second thought to the fact it exists.
Looked at a certain way, The Merry Wives of Windsor could very well be considered a form of fanfiction–Queen Elizabeth taking matters into her own hands to get the story she wanted. Fitting, since CAPCOM and Street Fighter are very much the Shakespeare of the fighting game genre. But, of course, we at the Ryu X Chun-li project can’t command anyone to do anything. Fortunately, there are other ways–non profit ways– to make our dream story come true. We don’t want to make any money. We just want to produce a Ryu/Chun-li love story in as high quality a form as possible.
More next time!
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