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Street Fighter II Cosplay: Chun-Li (Saku) Cosplay 25 APR 2014

Fight! The classic Street Fighter franchise graces our cosplay feature today, with the appearance of Ms. thunder thighs herself, lightning fast Chun-Li! (Popular Japanese cosplayer/gravure model Saku is behind this particular one in case you’re wondering.)

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Capcom’s creation, Chun-Li must go down as one of the legends in the all important gaming fighting genre. Making her first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Chun-Li has since gone on to appear in just about all subsequent Street Fighter fighting games.

Her Mandarin name of Chun (Spring) Li (Beautiful), in other words a single young girl filled with the beauty of spring, completely belies her true nature and prowess, as this battle-hardened warrior can hold her head up high amongst the toughest of them out there.

For her backstory, Chun-Li is painted as an undercover Interpol agent who enters the Street Fighter tournament in order to get closer to the enigmatic and evil M. Bison, who happens to have murdered her father. Armed with her vicious Lightning Kick, this girl is quite simply out for revenge!

One last notable thing to mention is that Chun-Li holds the honour of being the first playable female character in a fighting game, meaning she now proudly holds the title of “First Lady of Fighting Games” – among enthusiasts of course.

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Street Fighter II Cosplay: Chun-Li [Red] (Saku) Cosplay 24 APR 2014

Fight! The classic Street Fighter franchise graces our cosplay feature today, with the appearance of Ms. thunder thighs herself, lightning fast Chun-Li! (Popular Japanese cosplayer/gravure model Saku is behind this particular one in case you’re wondering.)

street fighter ii cosplay chun-li red suit by japanese cosplayer model saku 1

Capcom’s creation, Chun-Li must go down as one of the legends in the all important gaming fighting genre. Making her first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Chun-Li has since gone on to appear in just about all subsequent Street Fighter fighting games.

Her Mandarin name of Chun (Spring) Li (Beautiful), in other words a single young girl filled with the beauty of spring, completely belies her true nature and prowess, as this battle-hardened warrior can hold her head up high amongst the toughest of them out there.

For her backstory, Chun-Li is painted as an undercover Interpol agent who enters the Street Fighter tournament in order to get closer to the enigmatic and evil M. Bison, who happens to have murdered her father. Armed with her vicious Lightning Kick, this girl is quite simply out for revenge!

One last notable thing to mention is that Chun-Li holds the honour of being the first playable female character in a fighting game, meaning she now proudly holds the title of “First Lady of Fighting Games” – among enthusiasts of course.

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Street Fighter II Cosplay: Chun-Li (Unidentified) Cosplay 10 NOV 2013

Fight! The classic Street Fighter franchise graces our cosplay feature today, with the appearance of Ms. thunder thighs herself, lightning fast Chun-Li!

Unfortunately I couldn’t positively identify this Japanese cosplayer, but needless to say, she has gone and done a pretty fine job of bringing to life one of the most played with characters of all time!

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Capcom’s creation, Chun-Li must go down as one of the legends in the all important gaming fighting genre. Making her first appearance in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Chun-Li has since gone on to appear in just about all subsequent Street Fighter fighting games.

Her Mandarin name of Chun (Spring) Li (Beautiful), in other words a single young girl filled with the beauty of spring, completely belies her true nature and prowess, as this battle-hardened warrior can hold her head up high amongst the toughest of them out there.

For her backstory, Chun-Li is painted as an undercover Interpol agent who enters the Street Fighter tournament in order to get closer to the enigmatic and evil M. Bison, who happens to have murdered her father. Armed with her vicious Lightning Kick, this girl is quite simply out for revenge!

One last notable thing to mention is that Chun-Li holds the honour of being the first playable female character in a fighting game, meaning she now proudly holds the title of “First Lady of Fighting Games” – among enthusiasts of course.

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Movie Update: Avengers | SF: Legend of Chun-Li | FMA: Sacred Star of Milos Anime | Live-Action | My Reviews 16 JUL 2013

The Avengers (2012)

Thor’s brother, the Asgardian Loki encounters the Other, the leader of an extraterrestrial race known as the Chitauri. In exchange for retrieving the Tesseract,a powerful energy source of unknown potential, the Other promises Loki an army with which he can subjugate Earth.

In the face of this overwhelming threat, Nick Fury, director of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., is forced to activate The Avengers Initiative – and in so doing bring together a group of Earth’s mightiest heroes, namely Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye!

Having recently watching this again on DVD after first catching it in the cinema on its initial release back in 2012, The Avengers by director Joss Whedon remains one of the best comic book movies done right. From start to finish this is an action spectacular, featuring all of our favourite Avengers (and more importantly giving each and every one of them more than enough screen time to shine), pitted against an overwhelming force of aliens in a drama filled story that keeps you fully engaged from start to finish. The perfect balance of action, intrigue, drama and even a couple of laughs makes for one of the best comic book movies ever made, and when you combine it with eye-popping visuals, both camera work and flawless CG, not to mention a pulse-pounding and superbly slick soundtrack, then you truly have a comic book fan’s fantasy movie right there.

And if that wasn’t good enough in itself, then it gets even better when you realize that each and every actor fits their role to perfection, leaving you with pretty much nothing to complain about whatsoever.

Definitely worth watching if you are even the slightest bit of a comic book fan, and easily one of my favourite comic book-related movies of all time!

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers_(2012_film)

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

As a young girl, Chun-Li’s world was ripped apart when her loving father was kidnapped by a violent crimelord right before her eyes, followed by the death of her mother from cancer. Both a talented concert pianist and skilled fighter, Chun-Li receives a mysterious Chinese scroll which leads her away from the life that she has built for herself, and instead into a world of hunger, suffering, and strife, as she links up with a mysterious kung fu master that holds the key to her unlocking the power within, as well as the path towards challenging M. Bison, the crimelord who may in fact still be in possession of her father taken from her all those years ago!

This is an interesting one to be sure. Despite characters sharing the names of characters from the hit Street Fighter universe, this movie is probably as far removed from the Street Fighter franchise as what you can possibly get. So if you dive in with that piece of info firmly in sight, then all that remains is overcoming the very silly little bit of CG they mistakenly throw in once or twice – and once you’ve done that, then you get a martial arts movie that is in actual fact pretty entertaining, engaging you from start to finish and featuring some good martial arts battles, not to mention the odd gun fight or two.

Kristin Kreuk is actually pretty enjoyable in this one as Chun-Li, as are the rest of the actors for that matter, but I have to say, despite the pretty heavy dramatic elements present in the story, it never really drives the emotional impact home very effectively, meaning that the movie will pass without you necessarily being completely drawn into it.

That said, lush and interesting Hong Kong environments, enjoyable action and fight scenes, and a pretty good soundtrack makes this a good way to pass the time if you’re the type of moviegoer who enjoys a good martial arts movie, and to be fair, I did enjoy the viewing, even if there wasn’t anything to chuckle about.

Just remember, this really isn’t a Street Fighter movie.

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter:_The_Legend_of_Chun-Li

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)

Table City in the West sits on a raised plateau, surrounding by a deep chasm all around. Occupied by the Amestrian army and threatened by the Cretan military, the oppressed people of Milos, original inhabitants of Table City, lead a difficult and harsh life down in “The Valley”, just scraping by whilst living on the dumping ground that is the bottom of the chasm.

A dangerous prisoner, with the dual alchemist control over both electricity and ice, escapes just weeks before his parole in Central City, leading Ed and Al on a chase that leads them directly to Table City – and intertwines them in a tale of rebellion, wolf chimera, and a sinister plot that would see the birth of yet another blood-soaked Philosopher’s Stone, destined to bring death and ruin to all involved!

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos is the second full length animated movie in the popular Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, coming out just after the second season of the hit anime series completed its full run. To get the most out of this particular movie one does need to be acquainted with the franchise as a whole, and that said, it does hit all the right buttons if you are a fan of Hiromu Arakawa’s popular manga.

It’s a fairly lengthy movie packed with the heavy drama that one has come to expect from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, and surprisingly features very few of the light-hearted moments which one has kind of come to expect based on Arakawa’s work. As expected it is a pretty dark tale, packed to the brim with exciting action sequences and loads of twists and reveals, and as a whole, is a very satisfying entry in the Fullmetal Alchemist universe.

Although I’ve never been a particular fan of Arakawa’s fairly flat and angular character designs, the film really is well animated by the Bones team, and features some particularly slick choreographed sequences and some stunning CG landscape enhancements. The backgrounds as expected are lush and very detailed, and as a whole, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos is a very good looking animated film indeed!

All the voice actors from the original anime series are there, and thrown in with a particularly stirring soundtrack and some great sound effects, deliver an engaging viewing experience that will no doubt entertain pretty much any anime fan.

Well worth watching then, particularly if you are a fan of the whole Fullmetal Alchemist experience in the first place!

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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullmetal_Alchemist:_The_Sacred_Star_of_Milos

Omar Dogan: Street Fighter Legends: Chun Li #4 Cover (2009) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 24 NOV 2012

The fantastic crew over at Udon Entertainment have been responsible for producing some truly stunning pieces of comic book art over the years. Having grabbed a number of licenses from Capcom to produce comic books based on their franchises, one of the titles to really launch Udon into stardom was that of Street Fighter II, and in 2009 this initial work was expanded by a limited series focusing on the First Lady of fighting games: Miss Chun Li!

Apart from handling the interior art chores, issue 4 of Street Fighter Legends: Chun Li also featured this jaw droppingly beautiful artwork of Omar Dogan, depicting a defiant Chun Li staring up into the cold eyes of a rather aloof Sagat.

Related Link: http://www.udonentertainment.com/

Omar Dogan: Street Fighter Legends: Chun Li #2 Cover (2009) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 28 JUL 2012

The fantastic crew over at Udon Entertainment have been responsible for producing some truly stunning pieces of comic book art over the years. Having grabbed a number of licenses from Capcom to produce comic books based on their franchises, one of the titles to really launch Udon into stardom was that of Street Fighter II, and in 2009 this initial work was expanded by a limited series focusing on the First Lady of fighting games: Miss Chun Li!

Apart from handling the interior art chores, issue 2 of Street Fighter Legends: Chun Li also featured this jaw droppingly beautiful artwork of Omar Dogan, depicting a chuffed Chun Li cuffing a hapless perp.

Related Link: http://www.udonentertainment.com/

Alvin Lee: Street Fighter Legends: Chun Li #4 Variant Cover (2009) Comic Book Art | Comic Books 02 JUN 2012

The fantastic crew over at Udon Entertainment have been responsible for producing some truly stunning pieces of comic book art over the years. Having grabbed a number of licenses from Capcom to produce comic books based on their franchises, one of the titles to really launch Udon into stardom was that of Street Fighter II, and in 2009 this initial work was expanded by a limited series focusing on the First Lady of fighting games: Miss Chun Li!

With the talented Omar Dogan handling the interior art chores on issue 4, along with the main cover art, it was given to Alvin Lee to come up with this awesome piece to be used as the main variant cover, depicting a very dynamic Chun Li against a backdrop of some pretty nasty Street Fighter characters.

Related Link: http://www.udonentertainment.com/

Jackie Chan is Chun Li! Jokes & other Funny Stuff 03 NOV 2011

Well, at least he was for a bit in 1993’s Hong Kong martial arts action comedy “City Hunter”, directed by Wong Jing and based off Tsukasa Hojo’s popular at the time manga, City Hunter.

The manga series follows the exploits of Ryo Saeba, a “sweeper” or private detective who works to rid Tokyo of crime, and Kaori Makimura, a tomboyish girl who manages Ryo’s business affairs.
Their “City Hunter” business is an underground jack-of-all-trades operation, contacted by writing the letters “XYZ” on a blackboard at Shinjuku Station.

Anyway, to bring you up to speed, Jackie Chan who plays Ryo Saeba has been captured and has just escaped from a firing squad, stumbling inside a gaming parlor as he makes his escape. However, bad guy Donald Mac’s henchman Kim locates him and attacks, the result of which is Jackie seeing stars and more importantly… hallucinations!

Oh the fun! :)

Of course, for those of you unfamiliar with Street Fighter, what follows below will just be silly. But for those of us who grew up spending our money at the arcade on this game will undoubtedly absolutely love it to death!

For the record, Jackie absolutely hated this movie as well as his involvement in it, so much so that he pretty much disowned it and publicly slated Wong Jin after its release

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Hunter_%28film%29