Re: Rila Fukushima as Yukio
She was great. As an actor and as a character, fit really well in this movie and stole half the scenes she was in.
I loved that it wasn't a stereotypical "strong female character", which can be translated to some feminazi fantasy of a heartless ***** kicking some testicles. She had personality, she had certain kindness in her. I cared about the character. Of course her action scenes were very good too.
Needless to say she's very beautiful too. Excellent casting right there. Both Yukio and Mariko felt like real people and I actually cared about them. Well done, Mangold & staff.