Badass Women of Anime: Sailor Moon
So this girl is arguably the progenitor of badass women in anime. Certainly, she is the first one I encountered in my life. She is the instantly recognizable heroine of anime-
(also known as Usagi Tsukino)
Fighting evil by moonlight, winning love by daylight.
She never runs from a real fight, nope. She's the one named Sailor Moon.
With her Moon Stick or even her Cutie Moon Rod, Sailor Moon was able to use moves like her Moon Spirit Halation to subdue or outright destroy her foes.
More than just an awesome hero, Usagi also kept it real AF. She knows where her true strengths lie; sleeping and eating. She was unabashed about what she loved to do.
At the end of the day, Sailor Moon set the stage for badass women all over anime. She didn't need a man, she only needed her fellow Sailor Scouts and maybe some more food.