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Rila Fukushima to Take Over Key Role on Arrow Season 3

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Rila Fukushima is on her way to Starling City.

The actress will take over the role of DC Comics heroine Katana on Arrow Season 3, CW sources confirm, after Devon Aoki was forced to depart the series due to a scheduling conflict.

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Known as Tatsu Yamashiro, Katana is a sword-wielding martial arts guru will serve as one of Oliver’s mentors via flashbacks this fall, becoming a crucial influence on his journey to becoming the hero we all know and love.

Arrow Season 3 premiers on October 8 at 8/7c.

You can watch Arrow online to catch up before then and you can go back in time below to see where the stars were before arriving in Startling City:

Arrow Season 2 Cast
Not all of those who started out Season 2 as stars will remain in Season 3, but we're showing you how those featured in the upcoming season found their way to Starling City.

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Arrow Quotes

Laurel: Helena, you don't have to do this.
Helena: Yes, I do. Because once you let the darkness inside, it never comes out.

Oliver: I just need your A game right now Felicity.
Felicity: I don't have it! My friend, our friend, was shot with arrows and fell off of a rooftop. Her body is upstairs right above us in a freezer because we don't know what to do with it, with her, so I am so sorry, Oliver, if I have feelings, but maybe if you did, too... I'm sorry. That was mean. But this is Sara we're talking about. Your Sara. How can you stand there being so cold and rational?
Oliver: Because I don't have the luxury of falling to pieces. Everyone is looking to me to handle things, to make the right decisions. Everyone is looking to me to lead. If I grieve, nobody else gets to.

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