Yep! Tatsu Yamashiro, better known as Katana, will be making her way to the CW hit superhero series Arrow as a recurring guest role on the show and is to be played by rising star Devon Aoki. As if the name didn't give it away, this Japanese martial arts expert wields a katana as her main weapon. According to Deadline, she will have major influences on Oliver Queen which will help to shape him into the hero he needs to become.
Like many of Arrow's characters, we may not actually see Aoki as Katana for awhile, but rather as Tatsu until they establish an origin story. ComingSoon.net reports:
A skilled martial artist, Katana gets her name form the deadly sword she wields which contains the souls of everyone she has killed, including her late husband. It's unclear if this supernatural angle will manifest itself in the character in the series, but we do know that she will be important to Oliver's flashback sequences in the upcoming season. In the comics, the character is closely associated not only with the Birds of Prey but also Batman's The Outsiders.
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Arrow Season 3 will pick up again this fall on October 8th, 2014.
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