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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) follows the misadventures and wacky hijinks of Miss Black General, who is one of the executives of a villainous organization called RX that aims for world domination. However, Black General has a bit of a problem when it comes to the hero Braveman, who tries to foil RX's evil schemes and is supposed to be her enemy - namely, she has a huge crush on him and is essentially his number one fan. Any time Braveman commits an heroic act and tries to prevent Black General's schemes, the latter mistakes his actions as a form of flirtation, much to Braveman's disappointment. 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.


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Precarious Woman Executive Miss Black General contains the following tropes:

  • 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 shocked by his behavior. Fortunately for his peace of mind, this fades away over time. The other male characters pick up where he left off around the women in their lives.
  • 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 into high powered explosives.
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  • Animal Motifs: GG's outfit and hairstyle give her the look of a cockroach.
  • 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 it's more of an annoyance than anything.
    • The Boss's incompetence gets on the Secretary's nerves to the point that she tries to shoot him with her explosive powers more than once to teach him a lesson.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • The Boss is a Sore Loser otaku who always gets shot by the Secretary with her explosive powers, thanks to either his incompetence or him doing things that annoy the Secretary, such as lying to her about his action figure getting broken so that the Secretary could do some chores 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 is mistaken by the police either as a molester or a pedophile thanks to his scary face.
  • Cat Folk: Black Lion is a lion man.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As incompetent as RX often is, they are a serious threat if it comes to a serious fight:
    • The Boss is able to block Braveman's sneak attack with his mental powers, and might be a match for him in a fight (While he did lose the one time they fought, he did so on purpose to make the General happy)
    • The Black General, despite being powerless, is fast enough to dodge Braveman's attacks, tough enough to take some superpowered attacks head on (even outside of comedic bits), and made it through hero training. For all her eccentricities, she is an excellent fighter, it's just that the person she usually faces is someone she doesn't really want to beat. After all, she shrugged off a direct hit from Honest Rate's superpower, and had the upper hand on her before Braveman intervened.
    • The Secretary and the Scientist don't fall into this category, as they are completely competent at their jobs.
  • Cute Monster Girl: GG, the cockroach girl, is this, as she is a clumsy and rather timid and shy girl. Water-B the water bear who prefers sleeping above anything else.
  • Dark Action Girl: The Black General, the cockroach girl 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.
  • Dating Catwoman: Black General would very much like this to happen, but Braveman isn't interested.
  • 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 the heroes and mistake their 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.
  • Face of a Thug: Braveman's real face is basically this. While he's not bad looking, his face is rather scary looking, to the point he was mistaken for a sexual offender.
  • The Faceless: RX Group's Boss, who always wears a mask.
  • 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.
  • Fanservice: The General is often drawn in fairly risqué outfits in side pages after chapters. In the actual story the Scientist can't sleep if she isn't naked, 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.
  • Harmless Villain: A lot of RX members are these because of their sheer incompetence in taking over the world, though they're moving up a little bit into Not So Harmless villains territory. However, it's more sheer luck than anything else.
  • 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 Braveman out.
  • 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.
  • Inconsistent Dub: Volume 2 of the offical 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.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: The RX organization as whole are generally little more than a public nuisance despite their best efforts. Although they lack the financial stability and competency to achieve world domination, the Hero Squad raises the threat level for them after they defeat their heroes through sheer luck rather than being competent in their actions. For specific examples from their members:
    • The RX Boss is a loser otaku who has always been targeted by the Secretary's anger due to his stupidity, which irritates her.
    • Black General is a Stalker with a Crush who tries to woo Braveman, which ends up getting her defeated by him most of the time.
  • Legion of Doom: The Villain League, comprising various evil organizations who decided to set aside their differences in the face of the Hero Squad.
  • 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.
  • 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 a sexual offender.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Miss Water-B. 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: As of Chapter 46, nobody knows 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, and the three minions get numbers.
  • 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.
  • Opaque Nerd Glasses: The Scientist's glasses have black spirals.
  • Otaku: The boss of the RX Organization loves to collect the limited-edition of Villain Figurines, while the Black General has a thing for tokusatsu heroes.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Kamen Soldier, in keeping with being a Kamen Rider expy.
  • Ship Tease: GG's noted to get blushy around minion 2, which the other two minions end up having a bout of jealousy over.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: The General is currently Braveman-sexual.
  • Sleepyhead: Miss Water-B, who's asleep practically all the time.
  • Sore Loser: 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.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The Black General has an unhealthy obsession towards Braveman, much to the latter's disappointment. Indeed, she joined the RX Organization precisely so she could get closer to Braveman, on the logic that villains are the one who get closest to heroes.
  • The Stoic: The Secretary, most of the time. However, 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.
  • 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.
  • Unfortunate Names: Kamen Soldier hates his real name, Yamatarou Suzutanaka, because it's "country-bumpkin". 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.
  • Villain Protagonist: The RX Organization and the Black General herself are basically the main focus of the manga. Most of the story is spent on their time trying to take over the world and failing miserably.
  • 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.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: The General's under the impression that she's in a standard tokusatsu story.

Alternative Title(s): Zannen Jokanbu Black General San


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