Actress Rila Fukushima ("The Wolverine") has been cast in The CW's "Arrow" as DC Comics' female superhero character 'Katana' :
Katana debuted in a special insert in DC Comics' "The Brave and the Bold" #200 (July 1983), as a member of the first "Outsiders" team by writer Mike W. Barr and illustrator Jim Aparo.
Katana is a highly proficient hand-to-hand combatant and swordswoman, having studied martial arts as a child and later being trained by the samurai 'Tadashi'.
"...her 'Soultaker' sword, along with its non-powered twin, was forged in the 14th century by 'Muramasa', whose swords were said to be cursed and make those who were evil commit evil acts. It sometimes takes the souls of those it kills, storing them inside the sword, where they can engage in limited communication with whoever wields it. These souls can be reincarnated by the means of a sacred ritual, under which they serve their summoner, even if it is against their will..."
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