Devon Aoki Joins Season Three Of ARROW As 'Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana'

Devon Aoki Joins Season Three Of ARROW As 'Tatsu Yamashiro/Katana'

Sin City actress Devon Aoki has joined the cast of Arrow's third season as Tatsu Yamashiro, a character better known in the comic books as the deadly Katana. How big of a role will she play in The CW series? You can find details on that after the jump!

Deadline reports that 2 Fast 2 Furious and War star Devon Aoki has landed what is described as a "major recurring guest role" in the highly anticipated third season of Arrow. She will play Tatsu Yamashiro, a character that they describe as a , "Japanese martial arts expert who wields a deadly sword, a blade from which her codename Katana is derived." Apparently, Tatsu will be one of Oliver's mentors in his flashbacks now that the action has shifted from the island to Hong Kong, and her appearance will have a, "critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day." Whether that means we'll see her in her Katana alter-ego in present day Starling City remains to be seen, but this is a very exciting piece of casting for the DC Comics series. What do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!
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Pasto - 7/1/2014, 1:54 PM I guess...
JillyMcBeam - 7/1/2014, 1:58 PM
I hope Sarah is gone. Her upper lip needs to leave TV forever.
Jollem - 7/1/2014, 1:58 PM
wish she would have played miho again. jamie's cool, tho
KingOnslaught - 7/1/2014, 2:00 PM
Im cool with it

Alien - 7/1/2014, 2:02 PM
another romantic love interest fo' our boy amell to bed? a'ight
Brainiac13 - 7/1/2014, 2:05 PM
'Daredevil’ and ‘Sin City’ composer Graeme Revell to score ‘Gotham’
Alien - 7/1/2014, 2:06 PM
Oliver's as smooth as Vanilla Ice when it comes to the ladies.

Jollem - 7/1/2014, 2:09 PM
Gyasiman - 7/1/2014, 2:10 PM
Sweeeeeeetttttt love Katana! She also first appeared in a Green Arrow comic, so Arrow is a great place for her. Especially with Oliver being in Hong Kong now!
GizmoEl - 7/1/2014, 2:18 PM
Wonder how long it'll take for him to bang her
JoJo1982 - 7/1/2014, 2:18 PM
A new character for Oliver to screw

Pimpin pimpin!!!
HulkOnion - 7/1/2014, 2:19 PM
aRandomSinisterClone - 7/1/2014, 2:22 PM
funny you forgot she was in Sin City, a comic book movie
RextheKing - 7/1/2014, 2:26 PM
Please wear a costume!!! Season 3 just got a shit ton better. I want her in present day as well, and have her flashback training sequences line up with her training Laurel in the present.
Mothchild - 7/1/2014, 2:26 PM
Hellz yeahzzzz
DrDoom - 7/1/2014, 2:27 PM
Would bang
Mothchild - 7/1/2014, 2:27 PM
Devon was quite the bad ass in Sin City.
dnno1 - 7/1/2014, 2:31 PM
Japanese vs Chinese? Watch Challenge of the Ninja.
BlackCat1 - 7/1/2014, 2:31 PM
What Rex said would be purrrfect!
Doopie - 7/1/2014, 2:32 PM
I like her. I like Katana. What's not to like?
sKeemAn - 7/1/2014, 2:34 PM
Hells Yeah. This is the best casting in awhile for Arrow.
marvelmaniaco - 7/1/2014, 2:35 PM
This will be great to see! I love seeing as many comic book characters as possible! I cannot wait to see where the story takes is! The first two season were phenomenal!
Bl00dwerK - 7/1/2014, 2:36 PM
Business is about to pick up...
KnobGoblin - 7/1/2014, 2:36 PM
Thought she quit acting to be a mom? That's why she turned down Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
SpiderFraud - 7/1/2014, 2:40 PM
I hope they don't change the costume at all, no need for changes for this one.

This actress is gonna be a nice fit for Arrow, can't wait.
McGee - 7/1/2014, 2:46 PM
BlackJack has warned me about these bitches...

Ghostpointzero - 7/1/2014, 2:47 PM
This is a good idea.
RextheKing - 7/1/2014, 2:51 PM
That Bird of Prey spinoff is looking far more likely as well.
Klone - 7/1/2014, 3:01 PM
Use this as a chance to redeem yourselves after that attempt at Shado.
GeekyCheekyChic - 7/1/2014, 3:02 PM
Guessing she is heavily featured in the flashbacks to Oliver's new surroundings
nice. I like the Katana character..even the one from Beware the Batman
Klone - 7/1/2014, 3:03 PM
"Devon Aoki is a boss ass bitch!"

Vegeta - 7/1/2014, 3:07 PM
I'd prefer it if you stop replying to my comments Klone. Your little snotty attitude is starting to get on my nerves.
Klone - 7/1/2014, 3:09 PM
As you command, great one.
Mothchild - 7/1/2014, 3:15 PM
Good catch for Arrow.

@ Batmaniac Which show/movie is that gif from?
Owlman88 - 7/1/2014, 3:16 PM
What was wrong with the "Beware the Batman"'s Katana?

Klone - 7/1/2014, 3:18 PM

Well, the costume is boring and generic. The New 52 look actually has some uniqueness to it.
Klone - 7/1/2014, 3:19 PM
Although I'm not sure if the big red dot is necessary for obvious reasons.
SnapperCarr - 7/1/2014, 3:24 PM
DC seems to be pushing Katana and Killer Frost as of recent.
McGee - 7/1/2014, 3:30 PM
*hugs Klone from the back and kisses his neck*
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