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As long as there is good in this world, evil shall ever persist to challenge it. But behind this eternal struggle, there's another battle that quietly rages on.
—The Opening Narration of every episode

Throughout Japan, various heroes and villains combat each other in the never-ending struggle between good and evil. One of these battles takes place between the organization bent on world conquest, Agastia, and the transforming hero, Divine Swordsman Blader. With enough luck, Agastia will be able to defeat Blader and take over Japan, and then the world!

That is, if their Monster Development Department makes a monster good enough to be both approved and able to overcome Blader.

Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department, or Kaijin Kaihatsubu no Kuroitsu-san is a Parody manga of Tokusatsu, presenting a world where evil societies operate like any other Japanese business, focusing on the struggles and labor of the Monster Development Department of Agastia. It began as a one-shot in April 2019 before becoming serialized in October 2019 on Flex Comix's Comic Meteor website, receiving an anime adaptation in the winter of 2022 by up-and-coming studio Quad.

Has a Character page under development.

Miss Kuroitsu provides examples of:

  • Actor Allusion:
  • A-Cup Angst: Reo/Magia Rose becomes quite frustrated when she notices that Yuuto/Magia Zwart gets rather big breasts when he turns into a girl due to his powers.
  • Affably Evil: The majority of villains in the story, both inside Agastia and out, are genuinely friendly people with decently sound morals despite their shared goal of world conquest. Agastia in particular take this the farthest, having an absolute rule to never harm non-hero civilians, effectively being Friendly Enemies and act like Vitriolic Best Buds with Blader, as shown by their responses during fights getting rather personal at times, and willing to enforce their no-harming-civilians rule on any less-morally-inclined evil groups, even if that means crushing them personally.
  • Affectionate Parody: The story is a parody of Sentai-style tokusatsu from the perspective of the constantly beaten villains, especially how the weird and gimmicky Monsters of the Week might potentially come to be, but it's packed to the gills with references to numerous toku series, from the decently popular to the incredibly obscure even in Japan, and both the torn-apart cliches and references are very clearly done out of a love for the genre.
  • Ambiguously Related: Doctor Sadamaki and Blader, real name Kenji Sadamaki, have the same last name, alongside being nearly identical face-wise, same hair color and style, eye color, and even skintone, but due to the Doctor never being seen off-work and Blader never interacting with him, it's unclear if they're Identical Strangers with the same surname or actual relatives. Until episode 8, where it's revealed they're brothers.
  • Anti-Hero: Jyuyushi, the "Assassin Rangers". They're hitmen who believe evil must be eradicated immediately and at all costs - especially civilian costs. They're intentionally understaffed and underequipped so these ineffective Sociopathic Heroes get taken out by the villains very quickly.
  • Anti-Villain: Akashic is looking for world domination, but have higher standards in hiring and employee happiness than even the Magical Girl Warrior heroes. And even a lot of real world companies.
  • Assassin Outclassin': When an assassination-themed hero group called the Assassination Rangers attacks the executive monsters during the Hot Springs Episode, they're all casually swatted down. In fact, the monster in charge of the assassination and espionage department is so insulted by their lack of skill that proceeds to deliver a lecture on how to be better assassins and tells them to take notes!
  • Asskicking Leads to Leadership: Being what it is, Agastia runs on a system of leadership where being strong enough to beat up everybody below you designates your position, leading up to Lady Akashic being a Pint-Sized Powerhouse with earth-shattering power. Unfortunately, while some of them are competent leaders, others range from meatheads to eccentric at best, which is best exemplified by Lady Akashic herself, who's a flighty airhead that relies on Megistus for anything besides brute-force fighting.
  • Back for the Finale: Many of the non-Agastia characters that appear in the anime, including some of the special guest local heroes, show up in the final episode to assist them in fighting off Zet Arc when the company threatens a hostile takeover of Agastia (and Japan).
  • Badass Adorable:
    • Due to Lady Akashic's insistence, every monster that gets created always ends up being cute and lovable in some way, much to the chagrin of Kuroitsu, Doctor Sadamaki, and even Blader, all of whom would prefer them looking more intimidating and impressive. But as shown when faced against anybody besides Blader, they are indeed quite capable of badassery despite the harmless appearances and lackluster stats due to underfunding, most prominently with Cannon Thunderbird, who despite looking like a cuddly mascot is actually The Gunslinger with strong Shock and Awe powers that is capable of beating a Magical Girl effortlessly while protecting Hydra.
    • Lady Akashic herself has the appearance of a cute little girl, and she has a lovable Genki Girl personality to go with it, but when she feels the need to personally get involved, she has such incredible power that a light smack can utterly pulverize combat-spec monsters from rival organizations and hand-chopping at the air can cause ocean-parting shockwaves.
  • Bad Guy Bar: Izakaya Azito is a back-alley bar where various retired heroes and villains hang out and try to get over the past with help from the owner, who has Seen It All and knows just what all of them need, alongside being a Magical Girl skilled enough with a whip to put any troublemakers, hero and villain alike, back in line.
  • Beach Episode: The first half of Episode 9 has the MDD testing the aquatic abilities of their monsters at a beach (with them going there instead of testing onsite because Lady Akashic wanted to go to the beach), with a variety of swimsuit types being sported by the female characters, several Male Gaze shots for Wolf Bete, various beach competitions, and some swimming practice.
  • Benevolent Boss: While at least part of this is for Pragmatic Villainy reasons because they're too low-scale and underfunded to be overly cruel, Episode 5 reveals that Akashic and her subordinate leaders are overall massively benevolent and supportive to their underlings, unlike plenty of other evil organization leaders, since they provide overtime pay, allow underlings to relax and have time off, and grant paid holidays and other free days based on group consensus. This is contrasted to groups such as Black Lore, which act like "black companies" through strictly enforcing rules and harshly punishing anybody that steps out of line, refusing to pay for overtime, and often overworking their underlings to death.
  • Birds of a Feather: Wolf Bete has the mind of a preteen boy while Lady Akashic has the personality of a preteen girl, and as a result, outside different preferences of coolness for Bete and cuteness for Akashic, share similar enough mental wavelengths that they get along quite well, such as both liking amusement parks, both having a Sweet Tooth, and both rarely thinking beyond their immediate actions.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Matsu's sisters beat the shit out of a Black Lore monster after it scares Matsu.
  • Black Comedy: The Valentine's Day Episode makes the killing of a friendly and lovable Cute Monster Girl surprisingly humorous by having Melty the chocolate monster's literal chocolate heart given to Blader alongside regular chocolate as a Valentine's Day apology gift. It helps that the following episode reveals she didn't actually die, simply being diluted in chocolate intensity and disallowed from fighting Blader until they completely replace the chocolate in her body.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: In a rather amusing inversion, amongst Hydra's "sister" heads, the head with pitch-black eyes is actually the sane and calm one (at least when sober), while the heads with human-like eyes are varying degrees of aggressive and commanding.
  • Brick Joke:
    • When Doctor Sadamaki and Wolf Bete discuss Cannon Thunderbird's design, they get excited about making him big, badass-looking, and loaded with cannons, only for the committee designing to make him small, cute, and cannonless. When the time comes to face Blader and Cannon Thunderbird gets curbstomped, Blader says he'd put up a much better fight if he was bigger, more badass-looking, and loaded with cannons, which puts Wolf Bete into Stunned Silence out of both angry shock and surprise that Blader felt the same way.
    • After having one in the first episode from Wolf Bete losing his clothes, Blader is once again knocked out via Nosebleed in the finale when he's asked to help take off Kuroitsu's Black Blader armor when she is unable to do so herself. There's even some Call-Back narration about how he's a 20-something man that still can't handle dealing with women in lewd situations.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Every single member of the top brass for Agastia, who were personally picked by Akashic and Megistus to command their minions, are very skilled and capable at their designated positions, and Episode 11 shows that all of them can very easily beat most heroes, but several of them exemplify how Asskicking Leads to Leadership results in questionable personalities in high-ranking roles:
    • Arachne is a Hikkikomori that rarely ever leaves her castle.
    • Long-Range Uncle is a Handsome Lech that every woman in Agastia (as well as Wolf Bete) wants to strangle.
    • Amanoiwato is so adamant about maintaining defense that he refuses to leave his post.
    • Kraken is so paranoid about danger that he also rarely leaves his post while being very thorough in making sure even his allies aren't a threat.
    • Skylla is rather obsessive about her interests, and will become a Yandere towards whoever catches her eye.
    • Warrior Jaguar is a Blood Knight who cares only about how capable people are at fighting one-on-one.
    • Eldridge is so Hot-Blooded that he literally catches fire from the intensity of his emotions.
    • Even Dragon-in-Chief Megistus is The Comically Serious due to taking the most mundane of scenarios as seriously as their world domination plot.
  • Butt-Monkey: Recurring Extra Mizuki just wants a peaceful life with a relaxing job, but her reluctant friendship with part-time mook Matsuyama means that she's constantly getting roped into being beaten up and humiliated by various heroes, which usually results in her going home in tears, and is always portrayed humorously. She eventually seems to just accept it and tries to apply at Agastia. Things get even more hectic for her in The Stinger of Episode 11 when, after helping Akashic get through a game she's spent months trying to beat, she decides to induct Mizuki and Matsuyama into their leadership.
  • Cast From Hitpoints: Eldritch's "Philadelphia Plan" involves empowering himself with electricity to temporarily boost his powers, such as becoming an Intangible Man, but using it causes him to lose some of his memories, such as forgetting who Kuroitsu and Fafnir are.
  • Call-Back: The last-minute idea that Kuroitsu cobbled together for the presentation in episode 1 comes to fruition in episode 8 as Bandersnatch, but with much more planning and support from all of Agastia's divisions. Sadly, they run into Blader's New Powers as the Plot Demands.
  • The Cameo: As helpfully noted every time in the anime credits, with details about both the characters and their franchises in case viewers might think some of them are too ridiculously named to be real, any time a Toku character outside the main cast shows up, like the hero Space-Time Warrior Ibaliger R or the villain Danger Kamen, they are very much actual pre-existing characters from proper Toku media. Quite a few are regional teams used as part of attracting tourists, known colloquially as Local Heroes, while Astro Fighter Sunred, whose characters make a cameo in episode 11, is another manga that spoofs tokusatsu shows.
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Megistus can't, according to Sakamoto and Kuroitsu - the one time he went out with the MDD for a post-work drink, he fell asleep almost immediately after having one beer, with nobody realizing at first because he did so sitting straight-up.
  • Cat Girl: Elbucky from evil organization Black Lore is a monster designed like a human girl with various cat-like traits, including cat ears, a tail, a Cute Little Fang, an occasional Playful Cat Smile, an overall playfully catty personality, and a "nya" Verbal Tic.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Initially it seems that Mizuki and Matsuyama's frequent hiring by various evil organizations is just a Running Gag about Mizuki getting beaten up by various heroes, but it turns out to have a very important purpose later on, where in the finale, the fact the duo have connection with every evil organization in Japan, and indirectly their opposing heroes, allows them to quickly enact an Enemy Mine across the whole country.
  • Clark Kenting: Kenji doesn't recognize Miss Kuroitsu when she comes to his restaurant to buy dinner, even though the only difference in appearance between her going to the restaurant and her battles with Blader is wearing glasses as a civilian and a labcoat in battle.
  • Clingy Costume: A very comical example comes from the Black Blader suit being unable to detransform after Kuroitsu uses it due to rushed, incomplete, and utterly messy coding, so following the season finale battle, Kuroitsu is forced to sleep, wake up, and go about her day in the extremely conspicuous black armor, her co-workers have to pull an all-nighter trying to work through the complicated spaghetti-code, and she gives Kenji/Blader a massive shock when she comes for her usual order while wearing it.
  • Couch Gag: The opening narration is narrated by different actors each episode, all of whom are voiced by veteran toku actors.
  • Comedic Shotacon: Played With. Elbucky, after realizing that Wolf Bete is male, quickly becomes excited, with the narration noting that she has a taste for "virgin boys." This is complicated by the fact that, even though Wolf has the mind of a preteen boy, he has an adult female body.
  • The Comically Serious: Megistus is a grave presence that never cracks jokes and is always laser-focused on Agastia's goals. That said, he's an incredibly Large Ham that brings that level of intense gravitas equally to every task he does, be it destroying heroes, testing out Agastia's mobile game, conducting interviews (even continuing to do so when he knows his interviewees are magical girls undercover to try to learn more about his organization), or writing, composing, and choreographing an idol musical number. He also combines a mundane business suit with an armored helmet and cape befitting a tokusatsu villain when out in public.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Discussed, and defied in the case of Kuroitsu's creations. It's noted, after one of Black Lore's creations runs amok at one of Agastia's front organizations, that most evil corporations tend to make their monsters solely focused on defeating heroes, resulting in them having issues just living their lives whenever they're not in the middle of battle. Meanwhile, Agastia gives their monsters more flexibility, so that they can do other jobs and conduct normal lives when not in the middle of their fight with Blader.
  • Cute and Psycho: Skylla is a rather cute woman with a gentle and friendly voice, but beneath that cute image is a woman who gets terrifyingly obsessive about her interests, especially once she latches onto Wolf Bete and decides he's becoming her underling no matter what, though under the belief he's a full-on woman. She especially likes using their pack hierarchy mentality as wolf monsters to force him into complying with her creepy requests.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Salamander is such an adorable doll-sized Notzilla that he's constantly getting doted on by people, such as children flocking around him or Kuroitsu cuddling him due to loving his soft and smooth skin, all of which annoys him.
  • Cute Mute: Mummy is an adorable girl who loves idols and wants to be one despite being unable to speak, let alone sing, due to having underdeveloped vocal cords that only allow her to make wordless noises. Luckily for her, she gains the ability to talk and sing after Camula injects her with some of her pluropotent cells to test her resolve in becoming an idol.
  • Cute Monster Girl: The majority of monsters created by the MDD are designed with the bodies of cute and attractive human-like women. A decent part of why is because Akashic really likes cute things, especially cute girls, which Wolf Bete frequently complains about due to losing out on a cool and manly body as a result.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Averted by Agastia. Any time they end up developing useful or marketable technology while creating a new monster, they forward it to one of their front companies so they can make money off it. They even put their monsters to work when they're not fighting by giving them jobs as mascots in an amusement park they secretly own.
  • Deconstruction: When the MDD considers the possibility that Blader may eventually have a giant robot in his arsenal, Wolf Bete suggests creating a Kaiju in preparation for this, only for Kuroitsu to point out that with the amount of material needed to make one along with costs in construction and maintenance, it could cost over one billion yen (roughly $8.7 million in US currency) to make one.
  • Defeat by Modesty: A double-whammy during Blader's first fight against Wolf Bete, with Wolf Bete's clothing malfunction knocking Blader out due to overstimulation and knocking Wolf Bete out due to embarrassed shock.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: While Akashic is on paper the leader of Agastia due to being the absolute strongest within it, in practice she's a flighty airhead who often causes problems using her immense strength, so the one who really leads everybody is second-in-command Megistus, with him even reining in Akashic herself and dealing with any trouble resulting from her whimsical decisions.
  • Enemy Mine:
    • In the season finale, Agastia finds itself completely outmatched trying to fight alone against Zet Arc, but when it seems that they might get overwhelmed, they receive surprising aid from every hero and villainous organization in Japan! As Megistus proudly states, while heroes and villains are fated to battle, and rival evil organizations will compete for the top, when faced with a situation that threatens everybody, they are flexible enough to put aside the antagonism and join forces temporarily.
    • The most notable teamup in said finale ends up being Black Blader Kuroitsu and Divine Blader taking on Zet Acht together.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: When the heroes from Episode 11 try attacking Warrior Jaguar and Fenrir during their fierce ping-pong game, the two don't need to stop the game or even look their direction to easily curbstomp them.
  • Executive Meddling: Wolf Bete and Cannon Thunderbird are subject to this In-Universe during their development. With Wolf Bete, he was intended to be 100% male, only for him to receive a female body when Lady Akashic asked for him to be cuter. Meanwhile, Cannon Thunderbird is the result of the MDD having to meet the demands of the other departments and Lady Akashic.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • While terrorizing the world and fighting heroes are in the job description of villainy, Agastia, Megistus most especially, are against anything that will outright harm the general populace, whether it's directly attacking civilians or sending out a monster with even a tinge of Walking Wasteland potential, like Melty's chocolate body being contaminated with potentially dangerous metal flakes. While this could count as Pragmatic Villainy given how harming the world population would be problematic for ruling it, they genuinely are too morally upstanding to do such horrific actions even for Combat Pragmatism reasons.
    • When a monster from a different organization tries to bully a civilian at their amusement park, Agastia's monsters step in to protect them.
    • Agastia overall has some absolute ethical rules when it comes to what can or can't be done for villainy:
      • They do not hire underage people to work for them, as they realize that some of the heroes they'd be fighting (like Rose and Zwart) are still kids while seeing the villainous path as the realm of adults who fully understand and accept their choices, being so adamant about this that when Magia send said child-aged heroes on semi-villainous infiltration work with hints of assassination, Megistus exhibits a state of Tranquil Fury about the amorality of it.
      • While Kuroitsu does base some of her monster concepts around it, she and the rest of the MDD do not alter actual humans when it comes to the monster creation progress, with all of them being artificially made from scratch instead.
      • Forcibly conscripting monsters into fighting against their will, such as Zet Arc's Unwilling Roboticization, is something that makes Kuroitsu's blood boil.
    • They dislike heroes who don't act like heroes, such as the aforementioned assassination work, threatening harm on innocents, or using dirty tricks in their fights. After all, who would get behind heroes that act worse then the evil organizations fighting them?
  • Evil Counterpart:
  • Fantastic Racism: While she does work for the villainous Agastia, the fact Magia's Rose and Zwart attack and try to kill Hydra just because she's exposing her hydra heads, even though she's doing nothing but enjoying a drink at the time, provides subtle implications that there might be some Van Helsing Hate Crimes problems in place for the "heroes", especially as they proceed to try and shoot her in the back when she runs away. The same episode and the next suggest this is partly because Agastia's monsters are unusually "flexible," with other evil organizations' creations just being violent living weapons. Episode 7 clarifies on that detail, with Kuroitsu noting that monsters have no rights as people and are treated as pests at best, so there would be no legal repercussions for doing anything bad, such as torture, enslavement, or outright murder, towards a monster.
  • Friendly Enemy: While Blader and Agastia are trying to defeat each other, they surprisingly have a rather amiable relationship outside that. If a fight goes too badly they'll each concede a draw, Blader often gives advice and pointers on how to improve their monsters, and if its not possible to provide a monster Agastia will apologize and offer a compromise while promising to be ready next time, such as giving him Valentine's chocolate when their Valentine's monster had to be recalled for food contamination.
  • Frontline General: Part of Kuroitsu's job consists of following the company's monsters onto the field, presumably to take notes on their performance. Somehow, Kenji/Blader still can't figure it out.
  • Gag Censor: When Wolf Bete exits his creation capsule naked in Episode 1 of the animenote , his female body's nipples are repeatedly covered by 1 or 2 blatant broadcast censors based on the Agastia logo with the words "Let's Respect Privacy!" around it. The Stinger uses it again for his butt, with it even sliding into frame as the steam vanishes, when his outfit malfunctions and exposes him to Blader, while his breasts get Godiva Hair instead.
  • Gender Bender Angst: While he wasn't physically male for very long due to being a work-in-progress Artificial Human, Wolf Bete still maintains several complaints that he was supposed to be a guy before Lady Akashic had her say in the process. Some particular complaints being his rather distracting breasts, the fact MDD is so under-funded that they couldn't change his brain to at least be female to match, and the complete loss of his "son". At least he later starts to see the breasts and some other things as not too bad to have if he's going to be stuck that way for a good while.
  • Godiva Hair: Used a few times in cases of frontal nudity.
    • After his outfit malfunctions in episode 1, is used to cover Wolf Bete's breasts.
    • During a CAT scan of Mummy in episode 10, her breasts and vaginal area are covered by her hair.
  • Gondor Calls for Aid: Despite technically being villains themselves, Agastia calls in help from heroes and villains alike in the season finale to help defend against a hostile takeover.
  • Going Commando: It turns out Wolf Bete doesn't wear a bra. As he notes, he has no reason to own any, let alone know the first thing about putting one on.
  • The Gunslinger: Cannon Thunderbird wields a revolver and is an incredible crackshot with it to the point of Improbable Aiming Skills, like when he one-shot the magical crystal of Magia Rose's wand despite both running away and facing the opposite direction.
  • Handsome Lech: Long-Range Uncle is a rather suave man who puts on the airs of being a gentleman, mainly an affectation of being the espionage leader and thus needing to be a smooth-talker, but he's utterly despised by every female and several males in Agastia because he frequently engages in sexual harassment, mainly by using his skills as The Paralyzer to make them unable to fight back. While he never goes further then Pressure Point stimulation, that's still violating enough that many of his fellow leaders would be very willing to beat him up if it wasn't for his high rank and usefulness.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Kenji starts feeling that his efforts as Henshin Hero Blader are turning into those from a bygone era due to how he has to hold a normal job just to make ends meet while only really known by his enemies Agastia, comparing himself negatively to Magical Girls Magia Rose and Magia Zwart, who he sees as so capable they can be full-time heroes thanks to sponsorships and hero paychecks. While he does get his drive re-strengthened for unrelated reasons, he's apparently unaware that he's making a genuinely major contribution to the world by fighting Agastia, because he seems to be the only one capable of beating their monsters, as shown when Cannon Thunderbird fought off said magical girls easily while he himself was crushed just as effortlessly by Blader.
  • Heroism Won't Pay the Bills: Because he's not a famous hero with licensed merchandise or lucrative endorsements, Blader has to work at a convenience store to make ends meet.
  • Hikkikomori: Arachne constantly holes herself up in her personal spidery castle, and it takes some major pushing from fellow lieutenant Camula for her to step so much as a foot outside, let alone go anywhere else like the beach. While Kuroitsu notes she does have a Home Field Advantage there and is three times weaker outside it, Arachne's fidgeting and begging desire to get back makes it clear she just really hates leaving her home for any reason.
  • Hot Springs Episode: Episode 11 has Kuroitsu, Wolf Bete, and most of the executives taking part in an employee retreat at a resort town (most likely Kawasaki, given the appearances by the cast of Astro Fighter Sunred), with Wolf Bete and Skylla, an executive that served as the basis for Wolf Bete's female body, having a moment at the hotel's hot spring being interrupted by members of the town's local sentai group.
  • Hotter and Sexier: While not massively so, both because the fan service is still mostly limited to Wolf Bete and the manga was still pretty lewd in that regard, the anime bumped it up heavily by having his introduction scene making him Naked on Arrival instead of leaving the tank already clothed, along with giving him rather obvious fully rendered female nipples and buttcheeks barely kept hidden by a Gag Censor. Even if starting with Episode 2 the fan service levels reverted to being on par with the manga, that still means the anime has a R-Rated Opening the manga lacks.
  • An Ice Person:
    • As his Red Baron epithet "Absolute Zero" makes quite clear, Megistus has the power to generate and manipulate ice however he wants, including shooting icicle spears and generating mirage images by refracting light through the clear crystals.
    • Fleurety also possesses the power of cryokinesis, though they mainly use it in their job as food supply manager to preserve things.
  • Idol Singer: Camula and Mummy are both heavily obsessed with idols, with Mummy herself striving to become one herself one day. It took Mummy a lot of struggle and determination, though, as she was initially mute before receiving some of Camula's cells that could've killed her if she didn't have enough willpower, but by keeping her heart trained on her dream, she was able to successfully pull off a debut to a small but enthusiastic audience, setting the stage for her potentially becoming a genuine idol.
  • Inside a Computer System: Wolf Bete's mind was developed inside a virtual reality simulation, implying that's how all monster minds are built.
  • Kaiju: Fafnir is an utterly massive bipedal dragon that's powerful enough to curbstomp most Humongous Mecha, but him being around the size of a small mountain means it's difficult for him to join in on Agastia's leadership gatherings, not to mention each time he gets into a fight even for a few minutes is a large resource cost for the organization.
  • Kindness Button: Wolf Bete is normally rather reluctant to do anything besides fighting Blader and entertaining his pre-teen boy interests, but when somebody asking for his assistance makes sure to address him as a man, he folds rather easily and will help with no strings attached, since he doesn't want to disappoint anybody that acknowledges his manliness despite having a female body.
  • Labcoat of Science and Medicine: Given the story revolves around the Mad Scientist division of an evil organization, it's only natural that Doctor Sadamaki and lab assistants Kuroitsu and Wolf Bete wear labcoats, with the same going for other monster developers like Doctor Koharu from Black Lore. Given that Kuroitsu wears it while out field-testing monsters against Blader, the labcoats are outright part of the division uniform.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: In Episode 3, Blader asks himself why Agastia always attacks him on Saturdays, the same day the anime airs.
  • Let's Meet the Meat: Melty implies at a company party in Episode 7 that one aspect of her Valentine's chocolate theme involves having people literally eat parts of her, since she can easily replace whatever is eaten with more chocolate. So she's understandably depressed that her dangerous metal contamination means she's disallowed from feeding herself to anyone until they can replace the bad chocolate with a harmless mix.
  • Likes Clark Kent, Hates Superman: Touka Kuroitsu and Kenji Sadamaki both rather enjoy the other's company, Touka finding Kenji to be a very helpful and supportive worker while Kenji likes Touka for her cute looks and impressive drive towards her secret job. Meanwhile, when acting as villain Monster Developer Kuroitsu and hero Blader, they find each other to be tiresome annoyances, providing amusingly ironic contrasts between their civilian and super identities, especially how they inspire each other to keep striving to their goals while unaware that they're basically perpetuating their endless conflict in equal measure.
  • Living with the Villain:
    • Touka Kuroitsu is a frequent customer of restaurant worker Kenji Sadamaki, but unbeknownst to either of them, Kuroitsu is a monster developer for Agastia and Sadamaki is the group's sworn enemy Blader. What makes it especially awkward is that Sadamaki has a crush on Kuroitsu while unaware that she's effectively his Arch-Enemy.
    • A much more literal example would be Blader, real name Kenji Sadamaki, living with the Professor, real name Hajime Sadamaki, due to both being brothers. Neither of them know that when not together at home they're opposing each other.
  • Logical Weakness:
    • Melty is a monster made entirely out of chocolate, so hanging around in less-than-chilled temperatures causes her to eventually melt into a blob, with higher temperatures like at a sunny beach making her melt faster. Though as a corollary, if the temperature lowers to at least slightly chilly, she's able to will her body to solidify, unlike regular chocolate.
    • Cannon Thunderbird is a mecha-like cyborg, so pushing his body too much in a short amount of time will eventually cause his systems to fail, and being around 70-80% machine means that when his internals fail, he turns into a nearly-paralyzed vegetable until he can be fixed. This almost proves fatal when competing with Wolf Bete in the ocean, as him being so big and heavy combined with the water pressure of the bottom means that not even the combined strength of Wolf and the other monsters can lift him. It's only because of Akashic being capable of parting the ocean with a handslash and him having just enough strength to signal his location with a gunshot that he is saved.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: Purple Mirror's ability allows him to trap his targets in a vision where all their desires come true. Unfortunately for him, he ended up testing this ability on Wolf Bete, with him not realizing that not only is Wolf Bete actually a male monster in a female body, but that Kuroitsu is well aware of this and uses male honorifics when talking to him.
  • Mean Boss: Black Lore is known to Agastia as a "black company"-type evil organization, which means the leader treats all his underlings less as people and more as cogs in his well-oiled machine that can easily be replaced when broken. Specifically, he overworks everybody, from the minions to the lieutenants, without any extra pay, forces those underlings to internalize a Workaholic mantra that makes them believe being underpaid is a good thing, and often reaches Bad Boss levels by having them work until they kill themselves from the stress. Koharu is constantly struggling to maintain her morale and convince herself she chose the right career, and one of the lieutenants was turned into such a heavy bundle of nerves that experiencing Bullhead's fear gaze broke him into outright resigning.
  • Medium Blending: In The Stinger of Episode 2, when Blader uses his finisher on Cannon Thunderbird, the scene changes to a live action model of Cannon being blown up before switching back to anime. Also Stylistic Suck.
  • Minored in Ass-Kicking:
    • Kuroitsu herself, as evidenced by Episode 5, in which she's forced to fight her way through Warrior Jaguar's entire base and then fight him on top of that to get his approval stamp. She still ultimately loses, but it's close enough that she manages to get his stamp anyway, and comes out in one piece. When she easily beats a group of thugs in Episode 7 and Wolf questions why she's so strong, Kuroitsu states that she plans to become a high-ranking officer for Agastia someday, and since Asskicking Leads to Leadership is the norm, she needs to be as strong as or even stronger than the monsters she makes.
    • Megistus is normally seen far away from any action, managing the day-to-day of Agastia and supporting the MDD... but every once in a while he's forced into a fight, and shows how he earned his status as The Dragon for Akashic. Notably, he can pretty much toy around with the Magia Duo while they seriously try to kill him.
    • A rather surprising example revealed in the season finale is the manager of Magia, who initially seemed like just the Mission Control for his group, but is fully capable of beating up swarms of monsters by himself if absolutely necessary.
  • Monster Mash:
    • Almost every non-human member of Agastia is based on some pre-existing monster or other inhuman entity in mythology, folklore, or literature:
      • Wolf Bete had his powers based on the Beast of Gevaudan, which is represented as being a Wolf Man.
      • Cannon Thunderbird is directly based on, well, the Thunderbird.
      • Hydra is based on the hydra with her Multiple Head Case and (currently unimplemented) Poisonous Person abilities.
      • Camula the Immortal is based on Carmilla the vampire.
      • Kraken is based on the kraken as a mass of tentacles that lives underwater.
      • Warrior Jaguar is based on Jaguar Warriors represented as a jaguar-based Cat Folk.
      • Arachne is based on Arachne with her Spider People motif and All Webbed Up powers.
      • Skylla is based on Scylla with her being able to summon four black dog-headed tentacles.
      • Amanoiwato is based on the Ama-no-Iwato, a cave Amaterasu hid herself in, depriving the land of light, to have solitude away from her aggressive brother Susano'o. In this case, given the basis is a cave and not a living being, it's represented by a Rock Monster obsessed with maintaining his secure post, referencing both the cave and Amaterasu while in it.
      • Eldridge is based on the Philadelphia Experiment, a Conspiracy Theory about an experiment conducted by the US Navy involving invisibility and teleportation, referenced here through his Intangible Man powers when activating his "Philadelphia Plan".
      • Fenrir the Wolf Man is based on Fenrir the wolf.
      • Fafnir the dragon is based on Fafnir, the greedy dwarf who through Karmic Transformation became a dragon, referenced here through how resource-intensive he is to be active for very long.
      • Mummy is based on, well, the Mummy.
      • Bandersnatch is based on the creature named but scantly mentioned by Lewis Carroll, depicted here as a dog-like creature that, like Lewis described, is ferocious when attacking, moves incredibly fast, possesses a long neck, and has a powerful bite.
    • Likewise, the monster members of Black Lore—Red Mantle, Red Room, Bull Head, and Purple Mirror—are all based off Japanese Urban Legends: Aka Manto, Red Room Curse, Cow/Ox Head, and the Purple Mirror Curse respectively. Additionally, Bull Head's ability to induce fear via eye contact is based on the legend where supposedly anyone who hears or reads of the Cow/Ox Head story becomes overcome with fear until they die.
  • Monster of the Week: The show is about the travails of the people who have to produce a new monster every week and remain under budget. Despite this, all of the produced monsters are re-occuring characters.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • From the moment he's properly introduced, Wolf Bete's curvy female body forced on him by Lady Akashic constantly gets used to provide Male Gaze-type fanservice, whether through Stripperiffic outfits or ending up naked for one reason or another, and even in the conservative MDD scientist outfit, his breasts are quite prominent.
    • While not as frequently as Wolf, Kuroitsu often ends up going through scenarios that show off her own decently curvaceous body, mainly situations where both her and Wolf are put in skimpy outfits.
  • Multiple Head Case: Matsu/Hydra has each of her hydra heads possess separate personalities and quite varied attitudes, ranging from aggressive and commanding to calm and mellow. All of them and Matsu herself consider each other sisters, and as such feel different shades of Big Sister Instinct towards one another.
  • Never Gets Drunk: As revealed in Episode 7, monsters are unable to get genuinely drunk due to their inhuman biology, but this doesn't mean they can't get effectively drunk off the atmosphere of a party.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: The tendency of toku stories, especially sentai types, to have the hero suddenly gain a new power without any explanation gets lampooned in Episode 8 for both sides.
    • After nearly losing to Agastia's latest monster, Blader shows off a second form he never used before. Kuroitsu and co. talk about how they really should've expected this to happen based on previous heroes doing it, and should prepare for him having even more forms that will eventually end in him getting a Humongous Mecha.
    • Blader himself is just as shocked about him suddenly attaining a new form, spending his down-time worrying about what his powers really are and what they're truly capable of.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: It's not exactly clear how much he was dodging Magia Rose and Magia Zwart, and how much he used his ice powers to just create illusions, but regardless, Megistus did not even need to pause the interview he was conducting with the two to avoid their attacks, even as they let loose with their full might.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Every time Agastia faces Blader with one of their monsters, it always ends in either a draw or a Curb-Stomp Battle in Blader's favor. But as first shown when Cannon Thunderbird easily handled fighting a pair of Magical Girls, both of whom were shown clearly to be decently strong themselves, they do indeed have decently high potential for conquering the world. It's just that Blader is so ridiculously strong and determined that he makes them look weak.
  • Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Being a Sentai parody from the villain's perspective, it naturally completely averts this, with the limited resources for Agastia barely being kept funded through hundreds of cover companies, which also results in the MDD having to work around a limited budget when creating monsters. In return, they wonder where the heroes get their resources, especially when so many of them have giant robots despite not seeming rich enough to afford even one.
  • Older Alter Ego: Inverted with the manager of Izakaya Azito, who is a chubby woman rather clearly somewhere in her 60's to 70's that de-ages to somewhere in her teens when using her Magical Girl powers.
  • One-Way Visor: Doctor Sadamaki is usually seen wearing high-tech AR glasses that completely hides his eyes from the viewer but quite clearly still allows him to see. The hiding of his eyes helps signify how he's more of a background character who does most of the behind-the-scenes work in MDD, while Kuroitsu with her fully shown and often focused-on eyes acts as The Face for the division, both to the audience and to the other characters.
  • Parental Incest: Wolf Bete exhibits a one-sided crush on Kuroitsu, who is his creator and hence arguably his mother.
  • Pointy Ears: Camula naturally possesses a pair of rather long and pointy ears, a trait taken from a number of vampire depictions.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Lady Akashic isn't, contrary to her position, actually malicious to her underlings, but she is a Genki Girl that behaves her apparent age and her repeated insistence that every monster Agastia comes up with be cute ends up straining the MDD's budget and workload heavily.
  • Poisonous Person: Matsu is supposed to have the power as Hydra to both breathe poison and inject venom from the mouths of her "sisters", but Agastia being underfunded means that even as her Multiple Head Case expands, they still can't afford to make her poisonous.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: The story takes this to the extreme: Most of the villains are Affably Evil sorts that have plenty of personal standards, and even the worst organizations are Faux Affably Evil jerks that still hold to various standards. Most heroes are of the punch clock kind, with some like the Magical Girl group bordering on Nominal Hero since Magia Rose is a Blood Knight that wants to kill all villains even if they're barely evil, to the worry of her partner Magia Zwart. After one particular encounter between Magia and Megistus in Episode 8, it reaches the point where Magia Zwart feels concerned about which of them were the actual "villains" there.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: While Megistus is indeed a Benevolent Boss who cares for his employees, another reason he does things like let the MDD off with supportive words and a simple warning to not make the same mistake twice after a failure is because talented and hard-working employees, especially of the bio-engineering sort, are hard to come by and keep, and Agastia is too short-staffed and budgeted to go We Have Reserves and You Have Failed Me like some other evil organizations. Same reason for the organization having a Human Resources department, as better work conditions means higher morale, resulting in better productivity, which in turn increases the chances of figuring out how to beat Blader and take over the world.
  • Pretty Boy: When Doctor Sadamaki is needed to stop wearing his One-Way Visor, such as for a formal group meeting, it turns out he has an incredibly handsome face. Both Kuroitsu and Wolf Bete find it annoying that such an attractive man prefers hiding it with AR glasses.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: Just like villainy, heroism is essentially a job for people, with stuff like sponsorship deals and an income, and as such not all of them are really "heroic".
    • The Magia group outright have it as part of their slogan that they love money almost more than stopping villains and basically employ Child Soldiers through their Magical Girls that they're willing to even use for infiltration and effectively assassination. Their main fighter, Magia Rose, is in particular a Knight Templar who sees it as fully justified and righteous to slaughter all villains, even if they aren't evil enough to be worth killing. This is contrasted with Megistus and Agastia, who while needing to fund his organization considers the morale of his underlings and safety of civilians top priority, along with viewing an organization that uses children for semi-criminal jobs to be horribly deplorable.
    • The Jyuyushi/Assassin Rangers are Knight Templars who essentially use the Fantastic Racism against monsters and their fellow villains as an excuse to murder people under the pretext of "justice".
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Miss Kuroitsu and her organization all do their best to defeat Blader, conquer Japan, and eventually conquer the world, but they don't dedicate their lives full-time to villainy, with all of them having mundane civilian lives when off-the-clock. This extends to not terrorizing civilians, even having it as a rule to never do so, simply planning to take out Blader and other heroes before conquering, and in fact many members have friendly relationships with the general populace who don't know their true identities.
  • Punny Name: Megistus's criticism of Nesuo's Loch Ness Monster concept in Episode 1 also mentions how reimagining him as a feminine monster as "Nesuko" would allow a pun since that's also the Japanese translation of Loch Ness.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • Despite his fearsome appearance, Chief of Staff Megistus turns out to be a Benevolent Boss who provides for the needs of his underlings, making clear that the MDD shouldn't overwork themselves, providing bonus pay when unreasonable demands from the top brass force crunch time, and giving up his hotel room for Kuroitsu to prevent any issues. Megistus makes sure they know that repeated personal failures of similar nature will eventually be viewed as incompetence, and he will invoke You Have Failed Me if necessary... though since he implied that he killed someone to get their hotel room when he actually slept at a local men's shelter, it's unclear whether he intends to follow through on this or not.
    • Lady Camula is a strict enforcer of the rules and requirements of Agastia, and metes out punishments for any underling that falls short. However, just like her superior Megistus, her usual punishments are fair but threatening, with first offenses only requiring professionally written apologies and promises to do better, with the inherent implications that any further screw-ups will face harsher punishment. She's also quite reasonable in regards to underlings going beyond their station a bit if it means improving Agastia overall, such as MDD increasing budget requests to massively enhance their monsters.
  • Recurring Extra: Mizuki is a skittish girl looking for a relaxing job, only to apparently get roped into some sort of mook temp agency by a woman named Matsuyama, resulting in her working for various villain organizations much to her chagrin. Her role in the story is rather small due to never working for Agastia, and even when she runs into them its only for short moments, but her periodic appearances throughout the story still make her leagues more notable than the minor one-off characters. Culminates in episode 11, where Mizuki gets hired as an executive after playing a video game with Lady Akashic.
  • Reference Overdosed:
  • Renaissance Man: In his efforts to keep Agastia as well-funded and decently-staffed as possible, Megistus has taken up numerous skills that he has pushed himself to be highly capable at, including high-speed multi-tasking, video-game development, idol management, etc.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story:
    • The majority of Episode 2 focuses on the work and effort put into creating Cannon Thunderbird, having to navigate the demands and requirements of various departments... and, at the end, he becomes yet another monster defeated by Blader.
    • The first half of Episode 5 has Kuroitsu and Wolf Bete traveling to the lairs of the various Agastia executives in order to get the approval stamps needed to order new equipment, only to learn after turning in the paperwork that two of the stamps weren't approval stamps (with one stop clearly labelled "No" during the shot of stamped paperwork) and one stamp having the wrong year on it.
    • The last part of Episode 7 has Mizuki undergoing a Training Montage in an attempt to actually defeat a Hero for once... only to be too sore to fight effectively and frightened by how tough the hero is and get her ass beat once more.
  • Ship Tease: Several scenes between Cannon and Hydra imply they like each other much more than as friends and co-workers, with Hydra exhibiting periodic Luminescent Blush and treating Cannon to things like a home-made bento, while Cannon is very quick to accept her offers and often pushes himself to both protect and impress her. Hydra's sisters notice these subtle romantic implications, and try to push the two together because it would make her happy. (In the Beach Episode, Cannon implies that he wants to keep his distance from Hydra's sisters specifically.)
  • Shock and Awe: As part of his powers, Cannon Thunderbird can summon lightning and attack people with it. However, due to utilizing low-scale Weather Manipulation to create the lightning, the low-pressure air needed to generate it will eventually re-insulate, leaving him unable to call down more.
  • Shout-Out: In episode 11, the game Arachne and Eldridge are playing is heavily implied to be Splatoon.
  • Signature Laugh: Arachne makes a rather notable "kukiki" chuckle whenever she's acting mischievous, which combines the classic "kukuku" Evil Laugh with spider chattering.
  • Signature Sound Effect: Wolf Bete in the anime is strongly associated with a high-pitched, loud, and echoing dog whimper, which plays whenever he's upset, dismayed, embarassed, or otherwise dislikes a situation he's gotten into.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Kenji is a borderline Invincible Hero as Blader, able to crush almost every monster he fights, but anything involving women in any way besides fighting female monsters is a major struggle for him. He's never been very good talking to them in a casual manner outside both work and his Blader identity, he's so shy about female bodies that seeing Wolf Bete naked caused a mind-breaking nosebleed, and his lack of interaction with them means even the smallest appreciative gestures, such as receiving Valentine's chocolate from a barely disguised Kuroitsu, makes him overjoyed.
  • Sword and Fist: Based on his general persona, Blader seems like the kind of hero who can only fight with, well, his blade. However, Blader also possesses bare-handed techniques for the off-chance that his blade might get compromised... which Adamant, wielder of sword-disabling Magnetism Manipulation, found out the hard way.
  • The Stinger: Most of the anime episodes feature after-credits scenes that act as cap-offs for their events, such as Blader curbstomping the newest monster, Agastia relaxing after a fight, or Mizuki getting beaten up by a local hero.
  • Stunned Silence: Part of being The Comically Serious is that Megistus has Nerves of Steel, able to continue conversing with others no matter what the topic is or how who he's talking to responds. So it really means something when he becomes speechless after Mizuki explains how she believes villainy is her only possible path because of how she sees herself as worthless in normal society, unable to even help her friends when they need it.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Camula projects the image of a strict and no-nonsense executive who enforces the rules inside Agastia, but in addition to being a Reasonable Authority Figure who lets screw-ups off with a simple requirement of submitting a formal apology and ensuring they don't do so again, she secretly has a softer side to her that adores Idol Singers, in particular one group she's been supporting since it first formed. Understandably, she would prefer that very few in Agastia knew her secret nicer side so that her serious image isn't broken.
  • Super Gender-Bender: Yuto is a young male who becomes a woman when he transforms into his Magia form. He's apparently the only male to ever accept the fact he needs to turn into a girl to use the Magia power, as the group manager notes that every other male candidate turned down the incredible power due to wanting to stay a guy while fighting evil.
  • Supernatural Fear Inducer: Bullhead has Magical Eyes that are capable of inducing sheer terror into whoever looks at them. However, several caveats have been shown about this: he can only affect one mind at a time, so Hydra's sister heads are able to pulverize him easily out of Big Sister Instinct; the two characters shown affected were both easily susceptible to fear, meaning anybody with even moderate courage can probably shrug it off; and when he himself is fearful he experiences Power Incontinence.
  • Take Over the World: Like any proper evil organization, Agastia has their over-arching goal being to conquer the world. Since that's a huge task in a world full of heroes, they're limiting themselves to conquering all of Japan first, which is still a massive undertaking since they keep getting beaten down by Blader.
  • Team Pet: Bandersnatch is the most animalistic monster made by the MDD, with it being a werewolf-like beast that normally walks on all fours and is mentally incapable of human speech. It also acts like a loyal dog when not fighting Blader, such as whimpering sadly at disappointing Kuroitsu and Sadamaki by failing to beat Blader, or panting happily when being pet.
  • Thunderbird: As his name blatantly references, Cannon Thunderbird was conceptualized as combining the qualities of a thunderbird and a cannon-covered mecha. Unfortunately, due to Executive Meddlinginvoked, he ended up becoming a Cyborg chicken gunslinger instead of a Noble Bird of Prey-themed Humongous Mecha, though he still wields the power to summon thunderstorms for striking foes with lightning.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Despite having a very blatantly female body, Wolf Bete has a low and rough voice that does well to signify his male mind. Given he's able to sing in a very high-pitched girly tone, it's pretty clear he's affecting a masculine voice to emphasize his male identity.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: One of the retired villains at Izakaya Azito is a former Mad Scientist. He frequently laments how when he created a monster to finalize his organization's world conquest, he didn't think to program loyalty into its brain, so it revolted against him and his organization—eventually destroying it and putting said scientist out of work. (The whole story is obviously the plot of Kamen Rider). Kuroitsu notes that this is a pretty common problem for monster-making villains, because if they don't think to instill loyalty in them either normally or artificially, they'll likely side with the heroes and bring down their former masters.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: Part of Zet Arc's methods for securing control over both the world and other evil organizations is by forcibly mechanizing captured monsters and making them fight against their will. While Kuroitsu admits she's not one to talk about whether she condones it due to being an evil (for certain values) Mad Scientist herself, she still finds it a deplorable method for world conquering.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: The first half of Episode 6 involves Kuroitsu trying to take advantage of the holiday to create a chocolate-based monster to do battle against Blader. Unfortunately, the chocolate used to create the monster ends up being recalled due to metal being found in it. As remaking the monster would result in it not being complete until after Valentine's Day, the eventual battle has to be delayed a year. Particularly ironic since, due to an earthquake, the episode itself was delayed to a week after Valentine's day.
  • Villain Protagonist: Miss Kuroitsu, Doctor Sadamaki, Megistus, and the rest of the main cast are all part of a villainous organization that fights against a hero while trying to Take Over the World.
  • We Have Reserves: Zet Arc prides itself on its ability to generate absolute swarms of their "Mass Production Monster", where no matter how many are taken down, countless more will keep coming until they eventually overwhelm any foe -— especially rival evil organizations with lesser resources and monster-power. This is particularly monstrous because those reserves are created by enacting Unwilling Roboticisation upon previous forcibly absorbed evil organization's monsters, who never had a choice about fighting.
  • Where Does He Get All Those Wonderful Toys?: After a discussion about how much money it would take to create a Kaiju, the MDD go on to wonder just where all the various weapons, suits, and mecha the heroes have come from, especially how they can afford to pay for them when Agastia has difficulties generating a decent enough income through hundreds of cover businesses. The heroes themselves showcases different perspectives on this:
    • Blader lampshades it, wondering just where his gear even comes from.
    • The Magia group of Rose and Zwart avert it, having corporate backers that make money on, among other things, merch for the magical girls they support.
    • The Beast Warriors of Assassination Squad subvert it, being constantly strapped for funding due to their low-scale popularity and only having an old abandoned Humongous Mecha that can barely function.
  • "Which Restroom?" Dilemma: Having a female body and a male mind, Wolf Bete finds himself dealing with this issue in Episode 2 before Kuroitsu informs him that he can use either bathroom.
  • The Wonka: As the person who created Agastia with its Asskicking Leads to Leadership system, which produced many a Bunny-Ears Lawyer, Lady Akashic herself is the absolute strongest among them and their absolute leader in world conquest, but not long into the first chapter/episode it becomes clear she's a flighty airhead who doesn't think over her "evil" plots well and often causes trouble due to her whims, to the point that her subordinates leave her out of their gatherings to avoid dealing with her and Megistus is her Dragon-in-Chief that does the thinking for her.
  • Workaholic: As a Reasonable Authority Figure and effectively the Dragon-in-Chief of Agastia, Megistus has made it where he not only can multi-task on four different things at once, he has hundreds of different tasks set up simultaneously, including keeping track of every product developed by their multiple cover companies for inefficiencies or defects, all to make certain every aspect of Agastia is running as smoothly as possible.
  • Work Com: The series' comedy derives from having Agastia act like a regular business, with everything from presenting an idea stitched together by your boss at the last minute to having to deal with interdepartmental bureaucracy.
  • Younger Than They Look: In a mental sense; while Wolf Bete's body is physically that of a teenage/young adult female, his mind is noted to be like a preteen boy.


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Wolf Bete Clothes Malfunction

In a double whammy, both Blader and Wolf Bete experience this trope when a malfunction causes the latter's clothes to disintegrate leaving him/"her" nude, and causing both Blader and Wolf to experience shock in different ways (Blader getting a nosebleed due to his inexperience with women, and Wolf, who has the mindset of a male, still not used to his/"her" female body), ending the duel in a draw.

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