ARROW Casts Devon Aoki As Katana For Season 3 Recurring Role

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Arrow has begun casting for its third season, and its first new addition should be familiar to DC fans. According to Deadline, 2 Fast 2 Furious actress Devon Aoki will play Tatsu Yamashiro, aka Katana, in a “major” recurring guest role. The character is a Japanese martial arts expert who wields a katana, which is obviously the driving factor behind her codename. In the world of Arrow, Katana will be, “one of Oliver’s mentors in the flashbacks and a critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day.” We saw Oliver in Hong Kong in the Season 2 finale, so it’s unsurprising that a character such as Katana will be present.

Katana has received quite a bit of exposure in recent DC projects. She received a spot in the New 52’s Justice League of America, and was spun off into a short lived solo title. She was also Batman’s sidekick in the animated series Beware the Batman. Also, we previously suggested Katana as a character we wanted to see on Arrow in a previous feature. Expect more casting soon, especially since it was recently confirmed that Season 3 footage will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con. Arrow returns to The CW on October 8th.

Paul Romano

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Founder and EIC of WOBAM! Entertainment. Christian. Student. Watcher of movies and TV, reader of comics, all that good stuff.
Founder and EIC of WOBAM! Entertainment. Christian. Student. Watcher of movies and TV, reader of comics, all that good stuff.