Did women samurai exist in ancient Japan? Cristen and Caroline uncover the truth about Japanese women warriors and how their uncommon backstories became the stuff of legend.
This is a nice overview of the historicity of female samurai. Unfortunately, many of the most-requested Japanese heroines, such as Tomoe Gozen, Empress Jingu, and Himiko often fall into realms of quasi-history.
(but just because they’re not straight history doesn’t mean they won’t get covered on RP! :D)