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Agravity Boys is a space comedy manga written and drawn by Atsushi Nakamura. It began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump in December 2019. It can be read in english officially here [1] and here [2].

Four young male astronaunts (Baba, Chris, Geralt, Saga) have arrived at a new inhabitable planet, but they are the last of humanity as Earth was destroyed only days after they launched into space.

On the new planet α-Jumbro, a powerful and self-admittedly sadistic inter-dimensional being appears before them. This "Higher Being" promptly begins shenanigans by testing the friendship of the boys by offering them granted wishes.


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Agravity Boys provides examples of:

  • Absentminded Professor: Geralt, who often gets distracted by the thought of girls.
  • A Friend in Need: The boys would all risk their lives for each other.
  • Ambiguously Bi: All of the boys (except Chris) are shown as interested in girls, but they also fear and suspect they would find shirtless Chris attractive.
  • Band of Brothers: While they may sometimes bicker with each other, they're ultimately loyal to each other and would do anything to keep each other safe.
  • Bishounen: Geralt is the pretty boy of the group, but without looking like a girl like Chris.
  • Bros Before Hoes: They decide not to use the gender changing elixir as it only causes rifts in their friendship.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Baba, who is both the most muscular and most sensitive of the group.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Chris is the most feminine looking of the group and is sometimes mistaken for a girl. Baba calls him "prettier than the average girl."
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  • Eyes Always Shut: Baba.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: In Chapter 1, the boys immediately start courting Chris after the Higher Being offers an elixir that can change a man into a woman. In Chapter 4, even though Chris was not changed into a woman, the boys dare not to look at shirtless Chris as they're afraid they'll find him attractive.
  • Everybody Is Single: No one in the group seems to have had experience with relationships, and it's implied they've never seen a woman naked in real life.
  • First Friend: Baba, Chris and Saga seem to be Geralt's first friends, as he was a loner at the academy and seen as unapproachable due to being the top genius. Until the boys invited him to lunch.
  • Gag Censor: Chris' nipples are censored by text of the author requesting fan mail. Baba's crotch is censored by encyclopedia entries of the native creatures of the planet.
  • Gag Penis: Geralt speculates that because Baba has the largest penis of the group, Baba would have the largest breasts if turned into a woman.
  • Gender Bender: The Higher Being offers the boys a way to change one of them into a woman, causing them to argue about who should get changed into a woman. They decide not to use the gender changing elixir as it only causes rifts in their friendship. And one woman wouldn't be enough to repopulate humanity.
  • Genius Bruiser: Baba is a big muscular man, but he's also an engineer.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Literally all of the boys, who struggle with giving good names to places on the planet.
  • Handsome Lech: Geralt, who regretted not going to a porn shop before earth was destroyed. Back before earth was destroyed, he was seen as handsome by girls.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Saga who can sleep through the noise of the several alarm clocks in his room.
  • Hollywood Nerd: Arguably Baba, Chris and Geralt as they are all portrayed as both good looking and nerdy. Especially Geralt, who was seen as handsome by his female peers at the academy.
  • Hospital Hottie: The boys fear they would be attracted to Chris, the group's doctor, if they saw him without his shirt on.
  • Human Aliens: The alien woman the Higher Being offers to the boys looks almost exactly like a regular human woman. She and her family even wear human style clothing.
  • Jerkass Gods: The Higher Being toys with the boys by offer to grant wishes that would clearly challenge their friendship.
  • Love Bubbles: Love bubbles appeared when the boys courted Chris and whenever Chris is especially cute. Also accompanied by Bishie Sparkles.
  • Lying to Protect Your Feelings: The boys will sometimes do this to protect Chris' feelings.
  • Mad Scientist: Geralt is more concerned with what is exciting or novel than what is actually practical or makes sense.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Practically all of the boys are shown with their shirts off in suggestive poses. Especially Chris and Baba.
  • Non-Action Guy: Chris is the smallest and most physically weak of the group.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Chris is the only one in the group who isn't tempted by the thought of getting a girlfriend from the Higher Being's wish granting.
  • Our Wormholes Are Different: A black hole that inexplicably materialized suddenly in space transported the boys to the new planet.
  • Only Sane Man: Chris is easily the most level-headed of the group, never tempted by the Higher Being's offers of granted wishes.
  • Potty Emergency: Chapter 3 where Geralt really, really has to go the bathroom after having tested out experimental dishes made from the plants and berries of the planet.
  • Powered Armor: The group each has their own reinforced armor suit.
  • Shirtless Scene: All of the boys are shown with their shirts off in Chapter 4.
  • Shonen Hair: Saga's spiky hair.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: While Geralt is the most academically intelligent of the group, Chris himself is the group's doctor and the most wise of them. He's also the shortest by far.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Baba is almost always wearing a tank top.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Despite the story being set in the future where things like laser eye surgery exist, Geralt wears glasses. His friends tease him saying that Geralt's ideal town would be full of eye-wear stores.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Saga, the pilot. The least intelligent of the group, but also courageous.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: The boys refuse to look at Chris' shirtless body in fear that they'll find Chris attractive.
  • Super Serum: Geralt dopes in order to instantly have a bodybuilder physique.
  • The Big Guy: Baba is easily the biggest and most muscular of the group.
  • The Cutie: Chris is the least selfish of the group and is intentionally drawn to look cute.
  • The Ditz: Saga, the pilot, is portrayed as the most airheaded of the group. Although each of the boys have their moments of outlandish stupidity.
  • The Medic: Chris is the medical expert of the group.
  • The Power of Friendship: Often comedically invoked in the manga as the boys go through the trials of surviving on α-Jumbro and dealing with the Higher Being's interference.
  • The Smart Guy: Geralt is the space physicist of the group and considered a genius.
  • The Right of a Superior Species: The Higher Being seems to think there's no issue with him experimenting on the boys.
  • Toilet Humour: Geralt is often preoccupied by toilet-related thoughts like his hemorrhoids or being unable to go to the bathroom when not at home.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Chris' white hair.

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