Follow TV Tropes


Manga / Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General

Go To
Today, we shall conquer the world... And stalk my favorite hero of all time!

Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General (Japanese: Zannen Jokanbu Black General-san) is an Affectionate Parody of Japanese superheroes.

The story follows the misadventures of Miss Black General, who is one of the executives of a rising new villainous organization called RX that aims for world domination. However, there's a bit of a snag with that: the local superhero Braveman. No, not that he's a powerful adversary, though he's certainly that. The issue is that Black General is his number one fan and mainly became a villain so she'd have a good excuse to stalk him. Any time Braveman commits a heroic act and tries to prevent Black General's schemes, the latter mistakes his actions as a form of flirtation, much to Braveman's frustration.

How will Black General and her organization conquer the world if she can't conquer her true feelings towards her number one hero?


The manga is written by Jin (Mugenjin) and published and serialized by Dragon Age. It is licensed for release in English by Seven Seas Entertainment.

Needs Wiki Magic Love

Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General contains the following tropes:

  • Above the Influence: The Boss doesn't attempt anything with the Love Potion influenced Secretary. He knows something isn't right and it's probably going to have painful consequences.
  • Accidental Pervert: Early on in the series, when trying to fight against the Black General, Braveman accidentally performs lecherous acts such as touching her boobs or stripping her clothes, which results in him being horrified by his own behaviour. He quickly gets out this funk and creates a move that prevents Black General from touching him in the first place. The other male characters pick up where he left off around the women in their lives.
  • Advertisement:
  • A-Cup Angst: Secretary is actually quite decently endowed, but she spends a lot of time around the likes of Black General and Scientist, and reacts to comparisons poorly.
  • Almighty Janitor: Secretary is, well, a secretary. That said, she's seemingly the most powerful member of RX, capable of turning anything she touches into a high-powered explosive.
  • Animal Motifs: GG's outfit and hairstyle give her the look of a cockroach, mirroring her powers.
  • Art Shift: The scientist creates a potion that turns Mr X realistic in chapter 20.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: A lot of the Scientist's inventions have side effects that are too dangerous to be practical, eg: a ray gun with so much recoil as to vaporise the user.
  • Ax-Crazy: Marshmallow Head's intro very strongly implies he's this; he's known as the 'Murderous Othello', he comes to a Hero Squad meeting with his boots all red after a fight, and his first answer to a problem is violence.
  • Beach Episode: Chapters 28 and 29, "Even a Secret Organization Wants to Go On Vacation" and "Summer Hero Special", form a two-part story set during summer, with both heroes and villains going to the beach.
  • Berserk Button:
    • The General is a walking berserk button for Braveman, though she downgrades to a more general annoyance as time goes on.
    • The Boss's incompetence gets on the Secretary's nerves to the point that she regularly uses her explosive powers on him to teach him a lesson.
  • Big Eater:
    • The superheroine Impact is introduced scarfing down plate after plate of dango. Don't mess with her food.
    • Black Lion has his own supply of food at the RX base. Touching it is an equally bad idea.
  • Bio-Augmentation: The Scientist has a thing for this, particularly creating monsters by taking a living being and adding elements from other creatures to it, as with the Man-Eating Plant (plant + animal), Mr X (cat + human), GG (human + cockroach), Black Lion (human + lion), and Miss Water-B (human + water bear).
  • Bland-Name Product: Used all over the place, eg: 6/11 and Hentucky Fried Chicken.
  • Blessed with Suck:
    • GG originally thinks so, getting the abilities of a ninja by becoming part-cockroach. She becomes more at ease with it after she befriends Minion 2.
    • The hero Metal Prisoner wasn't told he wouldn't be able to take off his Powered Armor until after he'd put it on.
  • Blob Monster: Slime Tanaka, the leader of the Stray Monster Benefit Group, is revealed to be one. Being treated like a Cute Slime Mook is his Berserk Button.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Lightning Man and the Secretary, courtesy of the Heroes Alliance President.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • The series central humour comes from the General's constant failures.
    • The Boss is a Loser Protagonist otaku who always gets blown up by the Secretary, thanks to either his incompetence or him doing things that annoy her, such as lying to her about his action figure getting broken so that the Secretary would dress as a maid for him.
    • Braveman is also this. He's always getting stalked by the Black General, who is essentially his number one fan, and he just wants to have a regular superhero fight against the villains. Not only that, in real life he's forever being mistaken by the police either as a molester or a thug thanks to his scary face.
    • Minion 1 keeps getting used as a guinea pig by the Scientist.
  • The Cameo:
    • The titular characters of the author's previous manga Mishiro San To Yamada Kun appear in chapter 19.
    • Wall Slam Man from the above also makes an appearance in chapter 46.
  • Cat Folk: Black Lion is a lion man while Mr X is a man cat.
  • Cat Smile: A frequent art choice when characters are being coy.
  • Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: Surprisingly, the Secretary shyly grabs the Boss' sleeve this way during one of the Villain's League meetings, much to Rose Mist's jealous fury.
  • Censor Steam: The series uses both the steam and ray of light variants. It's lampshaded in chapter 52.
  • The Chew Toy: The Boss via the Secretary's explosions.
  • Christmas Episode: Chapters 38 and 39, two consecutive stories set at Christmas.
  • Chrome Champion: Iron Girl, the number 2 of the Monster Benefit Group, can turn herself into iron as her superpower.
  • Chuunibyou: RX's Boss and Villain League leader Schwartz Phantom are both prone to overdramatic pretentiousness.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As incompetent as RX often is, they can absolutely be a serious threat:
    • The Boss is able to block Braveman's sneak attack with his mental powers, and can easily hold his own with him in combat as a result of his powerful telekinetic abilities. The only reason he lost their first fight was to make the General happy. He's also too laidback and simple-minded to seriously pursue the group's world domination goal, treating the whole operation as a fun club rather than an evil gang.
    • The Black General, despite being powerless, soon becomes fast enough to dodge Braveman's attacks, tough enough to shrug off the superpowered attacks of various heroes, and made it through hero training to become the academy's top student. For all her eccentricities, she is an excellent fighter... it's just that the person she usually faces is someone she'd rather kiss than defeat.
    • The Scientist is a little... out there, but she's a legitimate genius whose weapons and potions are incredibly powerful. The only problem is that most of her best work tends to have side-effects that make them effectively worthless, like a pill that temporarily bestows Hulk-like strength, but also puts the user in an uncontrollable haze of anger for the duration of its effects.
  • Cute Monster Girl:
    • GG, the cockroach girl. Minion 2 cheers her out of a funk of inferiority by telling her so In-Universe.
    • Water-B the water bear girl, who prefers sleeping above anything else.
  • Dark Action Girl: The Black General, GG and the Secretary are this, as they work for the villainous RX organization which is bent on world domination. However, the most active member as of now is the Black General herself.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: GG has brown skin and white hair.
  • Date Peepers: In a fit of seething envy, Minions 1 and 3 end up stalking Minion 2 when they think he's on a date with GG.
  • Dating Catwoman: Black General would very much like this to happen, but Braveman isn't interested.
  • Down in the Dumps: RX group's secret base is located in a trash dump, further cementing their loser status.
  • The Dreaded: The chief of the Heroes Alliance is the only one capable of keeping the other heroes in line, mostly through fear.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: The head of the Hero League training program isn't hesitant to verbally beat down the recruits.
  • Driven to Suicide: Played for laughs. The General responds to her lack of resemblance to Braveman's type by requesting someone buy her a rope and a stool, and find her a nice tree.
  • Enemy Mine: Braveman is forced to ally with the Villains League to stop the President of the Heroes Alliance.
  • Eviler Than Thou: When RX tries to rob a bank they're immediately taken hostage by real criminals.
  • Expy:
    • Braveman's character bio notes his uncanny resemblance to "a certain well known hero from Goth*m City" (at least in costume, anyway).
    • The Black General is an expy of Esdeath from Akame ga Kill!. They both try to stalk their respective hero and mistake the said hero's hatred for love, both of them wear a military outfit, both of them have huge boobs and both of them are villains. Essentially, the Black General is a much more idiotic, less villainous and less powerful version of Esdeath.
    • Kamen Soldier is based on the Showa-era Kamen Riders.
    • Marshmallow Head is an expy of Anpanman, being a superhero with a head made of food.
    • Metal Prisoner's Powered Armor bears more than a passing resemblance to that of Iron Man.
    • Marshal Turtle is a pretty obvious shout out to Muten Roshi.
  • Face of a Thug:
    • Braveman's real face is this. While he's not bad looking, his face is rather scary, to the point that he's frequently mistaken for a thug or sexual offender.
    • Chapter 50 has RX take in for the day a stray monster called Balor who looks ridiculously evil and has raw power to match, but who turns out to be a nervous wreck that faints at the drop of a hat.
  • The Faceless: RX Group's Boss, who always wears a mask. Also...
  • Faceless Goons: ...the three minions always wear their masks, even at the beach. The only way they can be distinguished is by the shape of their eyes - No. 1's eyes are tsurime, No. 2's are round, and No. 3's are tareme, giving them a touch more personality than the default.
  • Fake-Hair Drama: The General gets her own back on the head of the Hero League training program by knocking off his wig and revealing his baldness.
  • Fanservice:
    • The General is often drawn in fairly risqué outfits in side pages after chapters. In the actual story, the Scientist can only sleep comfortably in the nude, which one of the RX henchmen learns the fun way when he goes to wake her up to get her help with fixing his smart phone.
    • In-Universe again, Mr X and the male minions are quite pleased by the sight of two schoolgirls falling in love due to a misapplied Love Potion ...which quickly becomes major Fan Disservice when two middle aged businessmen do the same.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: The Stray Monster Benefit Group get a lot of employment opportunities out of Halloween.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: The Scientist has invented several but the recoil is always too great to use.
  • From the Mouths of Babes: A trio of kids say some pretty piercing things to the General in chapter 45.
  • Genre Savvy:
    • The Minions clear out when the Boss makes the Secretary dress up as a maid and do chores for him, knowing that it can't end well. They theorise that the Boss knows this too really, but considers it Worth It.
    • The General realises that keeping a Love Potion in the base's communal fridge is just asking for trouble. Alas, it's already too late.
  • Green-Eyed Monster:
    • The General gets extremely jealous over any contest for Braveman's attention.
    • A literal example with stray monster Zero Duty, who's feelings of Valentine's envy mutated him into a chocolate stealing beast that seeks to destroy the holiday.
    • Minions 1 and 3 get intensely envious of Minion 2's relationship with GG.
  • Groin Attack:
    • Zero Duty gets kicked hard between the legs by the General, much to the male onlookers horror.
    • The Secretary's go-to threat towards Mr X is to have him neutered.
    • In chapter 64, the Black General, Minions 1, 2, 3, and RX's Boss each make threats on the Arc Villain's balls, with Braveman starting to wonder if they have some weird fixation. The General is the one to eventually make good on her threat to livestream his face as she delivers the decisive kick.
  • Hair Antennae: GG has a pair as part of her cockroach motif. They may actually work too, since she's shown reacting to a Visible Odor wafting past them instead of under her nose.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: GG, Black Lion and Miss Water-B are all bio-augmented humans with animal traits given to them by the Scientist. Mr X approaches the trope from the other way as a cat given human traits.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: The Scientist usually wears an oversized lab coat that hides her hands.
  • Harmless Villain: The RX members are pretty harmless because of their sheer incompetence in taking over the world. They do move up a little bit into Not So Harmless villains territory as the story goes on but it's mostly due to sheer luck than anything else.
  • Hartman Hips: The General is quick to comment on GG's "childbearing hips".
  • Has a Type: On being questioned by the General, Braveman decides after some thought that his type is a demure, reliable Yamato Nadeshiko. The General is... a long way from that.
  • Having a Blast: The Secretary's superpower is the ability to blow up anything she touches.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The cockroach scuttling sound GG makes when running seriously freaks out Braveman (and herself).
  • Heroic BSoD: Braveman has a bad bout of depression and low self esteem after accidentally groping the General.
  • Hot Springs Episode: In chapter 52, the RX Group decide they need to get away from the hot weather by heading to a secret hot spring.
  • Human Shield: Miss Water-B proves useful after all when she's used by the General as a shield against the brainwashed Secretary.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Why GG and Black Lion join RX.
    • GG loves ninjas and hoped to become like one via the monster augmentation RX offered.
    • Black Lion was originally a skinny guy who could never bulk up no matter how much he worked out, so he took the augmentation process in the hopes of getting the muscular body he'd always dreamed of.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Volume 2 of the official North American English release localized Kamen Soldier's real name as "Skeeter Hatfield", while in volume 3 half of his Japanese name, "Suzutanaka", is used, with no reference to volume 2's name.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The Secretary has a tendency to embarrass herself with bad puns.
    Boss: Ah! You said "secret airy"-
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: The RX organization as whole are generally little more than a public nuisance operating out of a trash dump despite their best efforts. While they certainly have the strength and powers, they completely lack the financial stability and competency required to achieve world domination, with the Hero Squad raising the threat level for them only because they're repeatedly able to defeat all their non-Braveman adversaries through dumb luck.
  • Inelegant Blubbering: The General is prone to frequent tearful tantrums.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: The Princess of the Rogue Roses becomes smitten with the Secretary's explosions.
  • In the Hood: RX's Boss always wears a hooded jacket along with his mask.
  • Kung-Fu Sonic Boom: GG and Lightning Man have a Dragonball Z-esque high speed battle in chapter 56 with onlookers only able to see their mid-air impacts.
  • Legion of Doom: The Villain League, comprising various evil organizations who decided to set aside their differences in the face of the Hero Squad.
  • Loser Protagonist: The RX Organization are basically this, as they are mostly filled with Ineffectual Sympathetic Villains who try to take over the world but fail miserably.
  • Love Potion: The General tries to dose Braveman on more than one occasion. Naturally it never reaches the right target.
  • Mad Scientist: The nameless scientist who works for the RX organization. She is also responsible for creating the devices and monsters for helping RX to achieve world domination, even though sometimes her inventions are rather unsuccessful.
  • Man-Eating Plant: The Scientist is introduced being attacked by a giant flower monster of her own creation. She follows up on her plans to improve it in a later chapter.
  • Marshmallow Hell: After being shrunk in an experiment, Minion 1 ends up getting launched across the room right into the sleeping Scientist's cleavage. Cue him turning back to normal on top of her naked body.
  • Mass Hypnosis: The ultimate plan of the President of the Hero Alliance is to Take Over the World by broadcasting his hypnotic abilities worldwide.
  • Meido:
    • The Boss has the Secretary dress up as one to make up for (supposedly) breaking one of his figurines.
    • His tastes are shared by one of the underworld figures RX tries to sell to in chapter 39.
  • Mind over Matter: The Boss possesses telekinesis strong enough to block Braveman's strongest punch.
  • Mistaken for Badass: The RX Organization gets this when Black Lion accidentally hospitalizes Kamen Solider in a fight when Braveman is out-of-town. While fellow villain groups soon realize this was just a fluke after actually meeting the members, the larger hero community starts viewing them as a serious threat. Much to the confusion and exasperation of Braveman, who knows exactly how incompetent they are and is only more annoyed upon learning they even forgot the name of who they fought. They maintain this status with other heroes mostly due to dumb luck, with the public often going back-and-forth on how seriously to actually take them.
  • Mistaken for Pedophile: More like mistaken for Sexual Offender and Played for Laughs. Every time Braveman goes out with his really unattractive face, a cop will mistake him for some creep. Black General's constant flirting, combined with a few photos from the beach chapters, soon have him labeled as a womanizer in his hero identity as well. He immediately gives up on trying to dissuade public opinion on this tidbit.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Miss Water-B has the same durability against temperature, pressure, and even radiation as a water bear. Unfortunately, there are two drawbacks: first, it only works while she's asleep, and second, she has nothing else that would make her a threat.
  • Ninja: GG wanted to have the abilities of a ninja, so she agreed to be turned into a monster. Unfortunately for her self-esteem, she became part-cockroach.
  • No Name Given: Throughout the series, we're never let in on the real names of the Black General, the Scientist, the Secretary and the Boss; they're known only by their roles. Similarly, Braveman, Black Lion, GG and Miss Water-B are only known by their super-identities, while the three minions only get numbers. Heck, we're not even told what RX stands for.
  • Nosebleed:
    • The General gets them frequently over Braveman.
    • Minion 1 when he discovers the Scientist Sleeps in the Nude.
    • Rose Princess also gets one over the Secretary in her introductory chapter and Rose Mist gets one over her master in a swimsuit spread.
  • Old Master: Marshal Turtle, a retired hero who Braveman goes to visit for advice and training with Honest Rate and Karmen Soldier.
  • Older Than They Look: Miss Water-B apparently shrunk a lot in receiving the traits of such a small animal, so she looks younger than she really is.
  • Oh, Crap!: Mr X has a good one when he realises the applicant he's been bullying is actually the head of the Villain League.
  • Only Sane Man:
    • Braveman and the Secretary are the only sane people in this wacky manga. The former has to endure the stupidity that most of the RX group have, including the Black General, and just wants to have a serious fight. The latter is the only sane person of the RX group because she tries to take her job seriously and sometimes gets irritated by the Boss's incompetence.
    • Later chapters add Mechayama Juuzou taking this role amongst the Villains League.
    • Hero League rep Serious Glasses serves as one amongst the heroes' board of higher ups.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: The Scientist's glasses have black spirals.
  • Otaku: The Boss of the RX Organization loves to collect limited-edition villain figurines, while the Black General has a thing for tokusatsu heroes.
  • Plot Allergy: The General suffers from bad hay fever. Braveman weaponises it by hitting a Japanese Cedar.
  • Powered Armor:
    • The Scientist invents a set in chapter 10 that the General gets the Minions to use ...without the control helmet.
    • Hero league member Metal Prisoner is trapped in one due to it being permanently attached to his nervous system.
  • Psycho Lesbian: The Rogue Roses' knight Rose Mist has an unhealthy obsession with her leader, who in turn has an unhealthy obsession with the Secretary.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: A preferred fighting technique of the Robot Yakuza's leader, throwing 1000 punches in quick succession.
  • Robot Maid: RX's only successful sale to a group of shadowy underworld types ends up being a rather janky maid-bot.
  • Rocket Punch: Another of Mechayama Juuzou's techniques, which the Boss gets a taste of first hand after nonchalantly mocking it.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Kamen Soldier, in keeping with being a Kamen Rider expy.
  • Sexy Santa Dress: The General wears one on Christmas Eve in yet another attempt at seducing Braveman.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: The scientist has no hangups about being seen nude. Her character bio states that things like modesty mean very little to her.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Ever since he cheered her up by calling her cute, GG is noted to get blushy around Minion 2. In later chapters they may or may not be dating.
    • There's implied to be a little something between the Secretary and the Boss deep down, as seen when she embraces him after being saved from her kidnapping.
  • Shrink Ray: Shrink spray. Minion 1 gets shrunk down by the Scientist in one of her experiments, then attacked by a robot mouse.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: The General is currently Braveman-sexual.
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: The women of the series are no safer from slapstick than the men.
  • Sleeps in the Nude: By her own admission the Scientist can't sleep otherwise, as Minion 1 finds out.
  • Sleepyhead: Miss Water-B, who's asleep practically all the time.
  • Smashing Watermelons: RX play the melon smashing game during their trip to the beach.
  • Spy Catsuit: GG gets around Lightning Man's electric attacks during their rematch by wearing a rubber catsuit hidden under her regular outfit.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The Black General has an unhealthy obsession towards Braveman, much to the latter's frustration. Indeed, she joined the RX Organization precisely so she could get closer to Braveman, on the logic that villains are the ones who get closest to heroes.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: After many chapters of RX being hard pressed for money, Mr X asks why the self professed evil organisation doesn't just steal some. Everyone present are stunned to silence at how obvious this should have been.
  • The Stoic: The Secretary, most of the time. However, she can get extremely flustered when caught with her guard down, and will use her explosion powers to hide her embarrassment (typically at the expense of the Boss).
  • Take Over the World:
    • RX Organization's professed goal, in order to expose the problems of the current world order.
    • The Rogue Roses, who wish to take over the world so they can reshape it to their ideals of elegance.
    • The Robot Yakuza desires to conquer the world and build a civilisation of, by, and for robots.
    • Similarly, the Monster Benefit Group seeks to create a world for monsters like themselves.
    • The President of the Heroes Alliance is revealed to actually be attempting to subjugate the Alliance and eventually the world through Mass Hypnosis.
  • Thanks for the Mammary:
    • Braveman accidentally gropes the General in chapter 2. Guilt ensues.
    • Karmen Soldier accidentally gropes Honest Rate in chapter 40. Violence ensues.
  • There Was a Door: Marshmallow Head blasts through a wall to enter a room because he's in a hurry. He doesn't quite seem to have got his head around doors just yet.
  • Trademark Favourite Food: The Secretary loves pudding. A fact that's used to drug and kidnap her.
  • Training from Hell: Braveman gets some harsh words and harsher training from Old Master Marshal Turtle.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Discussed and averted. Lengthy transformations, power-ups, and telegraphed moves are a major no-no in fighting according to Marshal Turtle, who tells Braveman this in no uncertain terms.
  • Unfortunate Names: Kamen Soldier hates his real name, Yamatarou Suzutanaka, because it's such a "country bumpkin" name that undermines his desired image as a cool hero. Volume 2 of the Seven Seas localization changed it to "Skeeter Hatfield", but kept his Japanese name in Volume 3.
  • Uplifted Animal: Mr X, a cat granted human intelligence, physical capabilities, and speech.
  • Valentine's Day Episode: Chapter 19 focuses on the General trying to give her Valentine's chocolate to Braveman.
  • Villainous Breakdown: GG goes into a bad state of depression due to feeling useless compared to Black Lion. Minion 2 cheers her up by pointing out that while Black Lion is more of an anthropomorphic animal, GG kept her looks as a Cute Monster Girl.
  • Villain Protagonist: The RX Organization and the Black General herself are the main focus of the manga. Most of the story is spent on their time trying to take over the world and failing miserably.
  • Villain Team-Up: The Villain League, specifically formed to counter the heroes' counterpart.
  • Wallbonking: Wall Slam Man's heroic goal is to prevent frustrated people from punching "innocent walls" by asking them to punch him instead.
  • We ARE Struggling Together:
    • Rookie hero Honest Rate gets partnered with Kamen Soldier, but can't stand his approach to heroics. Every time they meet the bad guys, they end up fighting each other before they can get round to fighting their opponents.
    • The members of the board of the Heroes Alliance can't go one meeting without fighting.
    • Their villainous counterparts aren't much better in their alliance either.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Braveman has no problem fending off the General physically.
  • Would Not Hit a Girl: Like any good idiot x tsundere relationship, it's implied that the Boss could stop the Secretary's attacks easily with his telekinesis but is too polite to do so.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: The General's under the impression that she's in a standard tokusatsu story.
  • Yakuza: The Robot Yakuza lead by Mechayama Juuzou, one of the organizations belonging to the Villain League, are humanoid robots that act like a typical Japanese mafia.

Alternative Title(s): Zannen Jokanbu Black General San


How well does it match the trope?

Example of:


Media sources: