Arrow Casts Katana For Season 3


Devon Aoki at event of Sin City (2005). Photo by Steve Granitz. IMDB. WireImage.

Devon Aoki (2 Fast 2 Furious, Sin City) will be playing the sword wielding badass, Katana, in a recurring guest role on Arrow as reported by Deadline.

She is a Japanese martial arts expert who wields a deadly sword, a blade from which her codename Katana is derived. In Arrow, Tatsu 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.

It’s always great to have a woman of colour cast especially after the Sin debacle of season 2 in which the character was originally asian. What do you guys think? Excited for the introduction of Katana to the series? What about Aoki’s casting?


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  1. I am so behind on Arrow it isn’t funny BUT I find the character of Katana really interesting and I love how Arrow slowly seems to be turning into Birds of Prey.