Ever since it was teased that Season 3 of Cobra Kai would see Daniel LaRusso head back to Okinawa, Japan, fans have been anticipating the return of 2 major characters from 1986’s The Karate Kid 2: Kumiko, Daniel’s love interest in the sequel, and the arrogant baddie, Chozen. We are able to confirm that both Tamlyn Tomita and Yuji Okumoto did in fact return to reprise their roles as Kumiko and Chozen, respectively, and will join Elisabeth Shue as members of the original Karate Kid casts returning to the streaming series!
Eagle-eyed fans believed they spotted Chozen in the Season 3 trailer and we can confirm that they were correct.
Netflix reveals the first footage from #CobraKai season 3 (due out next year), and while it's a super quick shot… is this Yuji Okumoto? The return of Chozen!!?https://t.co/RhcfsXVPIc pic.twitter.com/sI660fkNpW
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) August 24, 2020
Both Chozen and Kumiko will come back into Daniel’s life as business with the LaRusso Auto Group takes him back to Japan. A chance meeting with Kumiko, a reunion with Chozen and a valuable secret are all a part of LaRusso’s Japanese adventure.
Cobra Kai Season 3 is set to stream on Netflix beginning January 8, 2021!