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Natalie Abrams
August 27, 2014 AT 12:00 PM EDT

There’s a new Katana is town: Arrow has tapped Rila Fukushima to play DC Comics heroine Katana, EW has confirmed. The Wolverine actress replaces Devon Aoki, who had to depart before her character’s debut due to a scheduling conflict.

Known as Tatsu Yamashiro, the sword-wielding martial arts expert will act as one of Oliver’s mentors through flashbacks and becomes a critical influence on his journey to becoming the Arrow.

Arrow returns for its third season on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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