One of of the worlds most famous Chinese fighters in the world birthday just passed, Chun-Li from the fighting game series Street Fighter. Her birthday is on March 1st. Chun-Li’s name in Mandarin, when translated, means “spring beauty.” When you see Twitter celebrating her birthday (#春麗生誕祭2021) by posting beautiful and sexy images of her then you can agree, “spring beauty,” truly matches Chun-Li.
Above image from hinoki_26
She is one of my favorite Street Fighter characters and you can see why.
The outfit she is known most for is a blue modified version of a qipao to allow for a wider range of movement, she is a fighter after all and needs to move and fight everywhere on stage. The outfit is weighted and helps to strengthen her body.
Chun-Li is also known for her black bracelets which often have spikes on them. Those bracelets are not just for aesthetic purposes but for training too, each weighing 7-10 kg (15-22 lbs). They’re also made to balance her while she does her world famous kicks, the Hyakuretsukyaku. That attack is often called “Lightning Kick” and is translated as “Hundred Rending Kick.”
In her first appearance was in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior in which she declared herself “The World’s Strongest Woman.”
In more recent Street Fighter games they have noticeably made Chun-Li’s legs, especially her thighs, much thicker and muscular, to the delight of fans.
Of course there will be ero images of Chun-Li to celebrate her birthday as well.
Until next year Chun-Li, fight on and stay “The World’s Strongest Woman!!”