Karl Yune To Play 'Maseo Yamashiro' In Season Three Of ARROW

Real Steel and Speed Racer star Karl Yune is the latest addition to the cast of season three of Arrow, and he will be playing 'Maseo Yamashiro' in what is described as a major recurring role. What is his connection to Oliver Queen and Katana? Read on for details...

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By Josh Wilding - 7/2/2014
According to TVLine, Karl Yune (Memoirs of a Geisha) has landed the role of Maseo Yamashiro in the highly anticipated third season of The CW's Arrow

The site reveals that he will be introduced in the series through Oliver Queen's flashbacks as the vigilante's handler. However, over time, their relationship will evolve to the point when Maseo becomes a friend and mentor to Ollie, helping him to become the current day hero he is in Starling City.

In the comic books, Maseo is the husband of Tatsu Yamashiro, better known as Katana (who it was revealed yesterday will be played by Sin City actress Devon Aoki). Like his wife, he's also a skilled martial artist. 

It will be interesting to see how they handle the flashbacks with a new cast of characters and a very different setting, but with the island now fully explored, it should help keep fans interested in learning more about The Arrow's five years away from Starling City.

Source: TV Line
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Pasto - 7/2/2014, 12:35 PM
This show can't stop gutting better huh?
BlackIceJoe - 7/2/2014, 12:41 PM
Well this is great news. I wonder who else will show up on Arrow? I would like to see Oliver go to Japan after Hong Kong. This way the Super Young Team can be shown.
BANE5000 - 7/2/2014, 12:42 PM
Do i sense love triangle? :D
GuardianAngel - 7/2/2014, 12:43 PM
Typo in the teaser. He's playing Maseo not Tatsu.
McGee - 7/2/2014, 12:49 PM
@LIO

I can't wait until the day I'm so old that I need pills to get it up.

Because I won't take them!

Boobs will no longer have power over me...
SKOne - 7/2/2014, 12:50 PM
So based on this announcement pattern, we'll know tomorrow and Friday who they cast as King Cobra (or someone else) and the Ted Kord Blue Beetle.
batz11 - 7/2/2014, 12:53 PM
Give us Olga Fonda from Real Steel, now we're talkin'...

BatManiac - 7/2/2014, 12:53 PM
Devon Aoki is going own as Katana!

CommanderShepard - 7/2/2014, 12:54 PM
I approve!! Great casting again for a badass show!
Gusto - 7/2/2014, 12:56 PM
LIO...

Gusto - 7/2/2014, 12:58 PM
I won't be able to watch Arrow anymore.
I'll be using that time to watch that .gif.
dacage - 7/2/2014, 12:58 PM


It's happening...

The League of Shadows...
Nomis - 7/2/2014, 1:03 PM
NICE. Looks like they are going with the DC Martial artists this season.

Is so please please give us lady Shiva



And maybe an old school favorite of mine: Richard Dragon



(who trained the QUESTION, Huntress, and Barbara Gordon in martial arts) and had ties with Bronze Tiger and Lady Shiva!
KINGPEN266 - 7/2/2014, 1:04 PM
Gusto - 7/2/2014, 1:07 PM
Yeah...what The Mahatma said!
I have no clue who that is.
MercwithMouth - 7/2/2014, 1:09 PM
Don't mean to troll...but this is the newest thread. If anyone wants a good read about Agent Coulson in season 2 of AoS, check this out...

http://m.ca.ign.com/articles/2014/07/02/agents-of-shield-season-2-clark-gregg-on-coulsons-new-role

I tried to make an article, but strange shit kept happening...so I gave up.
Primordiac - 7/2/2014, 1:14 PM
Don't let him near your wife mane.
TheDufase19089 - 7/2/2014, 1:22 PM
I really hope they dont have a love triangle
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/2/2014, 1:23 PM
Nice casting. Season three casting has been the best the show's ever done so far.
BatManiac - 7/2/2014, 1:24 PM
Gotham & Agents of SHIELD are the bottom of the barrel. Constantine, Flash and Arrow is where it's at.
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/2/2014, 1:25 PM
His brother was in OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and Ninja Assasin..Rick Yune
localsonlymills - 7/2/2014, 1:26 PM
Can't wait..Man I wish Season 2 on blu ray would hurry up and come out!
ComicsBornAndBred - 7/2/2014, 1:26 PM
Gotham has been getting positive buzz and reviews. I'm optimistic for it. AOS is just shit imo. arrow keep doing what you doin...being boss
macfint - 7/2/2014, 1:29 PM
I'M SO PSYCHED!!! Who the [frick] is that? Who watches this show????
thebearjew - 7/2/2014, 1:37 PM
wait Richard dragons white?
im confused
thebearjew - 7/2/2014, 1:38 PM
I agree with batmaniac
CaptShipwreck - 7/2/2014, 1:46 PM
Oh shit DC fanboys trashing marvel's AoS, that's new...like it matters what their small opinions mean ... Enjoy your show don't be a doushe towards things not dc ... My family and I enjoy AoS and I enjoy my time with my family when we watch it ... So when you virgins start your shit ... I just I don't know wanna punch the trash talker in the mouth fracturing the asshole's jaw in the process .

CaptShipwreck - 7/2/2014, 1:46 PM
Arrow is not the best but in watch it
MercwithMouth - 7/2/2014, 1:50 PM
Bunch of whiny [frick]ers around today...

Arrow has fans
AoS has fans

Why flame war about it?
Mothchild - 7/2/2014, 1:52 PM
Season 3 will be rich with the martial arts. Rich I tell you.

and yes bring on all the associated characters like Shiva, Dragon and King Snake. Silver Monkey....

Cass Cain and her dad could be involved as well.
GentlemanlyBatman - 7/2/2014, 2:15 PM
DC TV is incredible! Arrow is always great entertainment. The Flash and COnstantine pilot were both great in my opinion. If Gotham also turns out good then that's 4 epic DC shows. Who needs movies anyway?
GentlemanlyBatman - 7/2/2014, 2:15 PM
But DC please, some more movies please.
batmanvsuperman - 7/2/2014, 2:54 PM
[frick]ing amazing and dragon was in the pilot soo.
Grodd87 - 7/2/2014, 3:01 PM
Give me silver monkey please. Also would love a sport master like young justice but would be just like deathstroke.
bigdannymac - 7/2/2014, 3:12 PM
For those keeping score at home..

That's now the 2nd Fast & Furious actor to join Arrow this week

Maybe Tyrese will be next as John Stewart

Can't wait for Season 3 people!
LIO - 7/2/2014, 3:56 PM
the gif is gone, someone on this site don't like boobs.
mgeoff88 - 7/2/2014, 4:26 PM
Awesome! I'm loving all the martial artist characters they are bringing in season 3.
JokerEl - 7/2/2014, 5:17 PM
Arrow is so good!!!
Wyldstallyns - 7/2/2014, 6:03 PM
I love this show. I am glad they keep trying to make innovations each season. The first seasons dialogue was cheesy; from what I saw last season it improved. With this guy being casted as a major character I am very impressed.
superotherside - 7/2/2014, 7:33 PM
I just hope they don't make another love triangle. Can't we just have some characters that don't have a love triangle for two seconds on a CW show?

Great show I just eye roll when it comes to that stuff. It's just done all the time and so poorly.

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