We were surfing the net looking for Ryu X Chun-li art like we do every few days, and we stumbled on something we had never seen before.
Alex and Ibuki? Wow. Really? We had no idea this pairing was out there. And, while we are and will always be die hard Ryu X Chun-li fans, we had to admit we were intrigued. We contacted the artist of this piece edmonddantes23, and it was he who inspired us to look closer and see how very similar the characters, and therefore the pairing, of Alex and Ibuki are to the characters and pairing of Ryu and Chun-li.
SImiar to Ryu, Alex, the Young Blood, is a dedicated warrior who finds his answers to life in the ring and enters the world of Street Fighting because of something that happened to his mentor. And while the villains’ goals were different, Gill, the boss in the SFIII series hoped to use Alex like Bison hoped to use Ryu
Similar to Chun-li, Ibuki, the College Ninja (She started college post SF 3rd Strike) has special training, is part of an organization, and was on a mission to damage a major criminal organization.
Once we realized all this, we couldn’t let go of the idea–again with much thanks to the artist–of a stimulating piece of art of the two couples together. The idea sounded so… different!
So, after a little haggling, we here at the Ryu X Chun-li Project and edmonddantes23 settled on a price with the unique condition that we would hand over complete creative control of the piece to him and accept “pot luck.” It was a risk, but a risk our curiosity at seeing these two couples together on the same page made us take.
And now, as a donation incentive, we at the Ryu X Chun-li Project exclusively present to you the first ever Ryu X Chun-li Alex X Ibuki work! Behold!
There is not just one, but three versions of this piece.
We will thank you with a free copy of the Ryu X Chun-li Project–Traditional Towel version This 1024 X 768 digital wallpaper for your desktop is exactly like the art in the preview above with it’s background reminiscent of Ryu’s onsen stage from Street FIghter III.
For a confirmed $50 USD donation, we will thank you with the traditional towel version and the Ryokan version. This new 1024 X 768 digital wallpaper for your desktop is exactly like the art above However, in the piece the couples are wearing swimwear and they are in a Ryokan Onsen at night!
For a confirmed $70 USD donation, we will thank you with free copies of both the Ryokan and Traditional Towel versions. and the ULTIMATE version where the couples returns to the onsen background above, but the swimwear and towels have been left behind.
And of course, there is still the IDarkShadowI produced Ryu X Chun-li Project piece. A piece inspired by the fanfic Hero of Heroes a.k.a. Ryu and Chun-li Forever written by the late Brian Yip!
For a confirmed $30 USD donation we will thank you with a free copy of the Ryu X Chun-li Project–Swimsuit Spectacular version. This 1024 X 768 digital wallpaper for your desktop is exactly like the art above minus the watermark, of course.
For a confirmed $50 USD donation, we will thank you with a free copy of the Ryu X Chun-li Project–Forever version of the wallpaper. This is a 1024 X 768 digital wallpaper. The watermark and swimwear are not included, if you catch our drift. 😉
For a confirmed $70 USD donation, we will thank you with free copies of both versions.
And, for first time donators, until the end of March for a confirmed $120 dollar donation, we will send you every piece of art listed here!
We find the swimsuit and towel wallpapers come in handy when coworkers are looking over your shoulder. The Forever and Ultimate versions come in handy when they are not. 😉
Also, unless you give us permission otherwise, we will…
Keep your name and donation amount confidential.
Keep your e-mail address on file and return your money to you (minus the Paypal transfer fee on your end and ours), if the project is shut down for one reason or another before the start of production on the first issue.
All we hope you will do in return is talk about our project to others and not share these wonderful digital wallpapers online with anyone but your most trusted friends. If carelessly shared copies make it back to our fan base, the wallpapers’ power to raise funds for us will be lost and your donation will lose its strength as well. If you really want a Ryu X Chun-li story to see the light of day, we Ryu X Chun-li fans have to stick together! However, if you want to brag about the awesomeness of the wallpapers, show them off from your desktop, and encourage others to donate to get them, that, of course, would be great!
On a final note, we are always on the look out for talented people that would like to volunteer their efforts or talents to the project. If you are interested or know someone who would be, please contact us or pass along our contact information.
When you’re ready to donate and get your hands on some really unique Ryu X Chun-li art, contact us at: