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    Default Rila Fukushima Replaces Devon Aoki as "Arrow's" Katana

    With Devon Aoki vacating the role due to a scheduling conflict, "The Wolverine's" Rila Fukushima join's "Arrow" as Katana.


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    I am totally cool with this.

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    Somewhat bummed. Devon Aoki's Miho in Sin City was probably my favorite character. I was not at all a fan of the actress that took over the role in the newer Sin City. I was totally stoked when it was said she was going to be in Arrow.

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    She was yukio in the wolverine , i don't see katana role in arrow as that huge anyway.

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    Sword mistress Tatsu Yamashiro (Katana) on Beware the Batman

    Was the recast triggered by an expanding role Aoki couldn't or wouldn't do?

    Anyway Rila! Loved Yukio and The Wolverine.

    Not so hot on Arrow's handling of all characters, though. I took the show off my list (I watch too many tv shows) not because it's terrible, but because I don't feel it's as good as the other (too many) shows I watch and something had to give. May just check out Rila on Hulu when the episodes hit.

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    She was awesome in The Wolverine, so I'm cool with this. It's funny, first Tao Okamoto gets cast in Batman v. Superman and now Rila gets cast in Arrow. WB is swiping X-actresses left and right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punisher007 View Post
    She was awesome in The Wolverine, so I'm cool with this. It's funny, first Tao Okamoto gets cast in Batman v. Superman and now Rila gets cast in Arrow. WB is swiping X-actresses left and right.
    Tao Okamoto?

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    Had Aoki shot anything?
    You are my favorite thing, Peter. My very favorite thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimson Knight View Post
    Tao Okamoto?
    She played Mariko in The Wolverine.

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    Loved her in The Wolverine so this is good news to me

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    I also loved her in The Wolverine and I'm glad to see she's getting more work. As I just do not have patience with Arrow any more, I hope she is every bit the Katana folks hope for. I am sure she will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Punisher007 View Post
    She played Mariko in The Wolverine.
    Oh, okay, thanks. Never saw The Wolverine, only Origins, so wouldn't know.

    Doesn't say who she's playing in Dawn Of Justice, but will hopefully be a good role, sure.

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    More power and best of luck to Fukushima, but Aoki had to be replaced in a few roles because of her pregnancy, like Sin City 2; and now here's a scheduling conflict. It's almost like, if you cast Aoki, expect to recast her.

    (Not saying that she's undependable or anything like that, it's just that it's becoming a pattern. Good that she still gets these offers, though. And like everyone else, I'm certain that Fukushima will rock.)

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