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Manga drawing by Joakim Waller, Nosebleed Studio.

Manga Royals

– Royal History, Manga Style

Exhibition opens 30 October

Can a Swedish king be a manga character? And what happens if you combine royal history with the art of manga? Meet Swedish royals as you’ve never seen them before – manga style!

In the exhibition Manga Royals, the manga collective Nosebleed Studio draws inspiration from Swedish kings and queens to create adventurous and imaginative images in the style of Japanese comic books. With the emphasis on costume fashions of the very highest class, we are introduced to our Swedish kings, queens and princesses as we have never seen them before.

Played out here are weddings, naval battles and card-playing soirees. In this fantasy-filled exhibition, nine royal costumes from the Royal Armoury are presented side by side with as many large-format manga drawings by Nosebleed Studio.

Weddings, naval battles and card-playing soirees

In this fantasy-filled exhibition, nine royal costumes from the Royal Armoury are presented side by side with as many large-format manga drawings by Nosebleed Studio. Played out here are weddings, naval battles and card-playing soirees.

Photo: Jens Mohr/SHM.
Karl X Gustav armor garnish in the foreground and a manga drawing of Karl X Gustav wearing his armor garnish.

Unique historical costumes

The costumes in the exhibition are not usually displayed in the museum, making this a unique opportunity to see them. Among many other things, you can see Gustav III’s hunting uniform, a dress belonging to Crown Princess Victoria, Tsar Alexander child uniform, Oscar I’s coronation suit and Queen Sofia’s crinoline underskirt.

Gustav III’s hunting uniform. Photo: Jens Mohr/SHM.

Free admission

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge and no ticket is required.

Plan your visit

Nosebleed studio

The following artists from Nosebleed Studio contribute drawings to the exhibition:

  • Felix Östergård: Oscar I’s coronation
  • Joakim Waller: Queen Sofia as an adult and duke Karl
  • Linn Olsson: Queen Sofia in her youth with Tsar Alexander
  • Magnolia Winroth: Karl X Gustav and Gustav III
  • Natalia Batista: Crown Princess Victoria and playing-card dress

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New book!

New picture book Manga Royals: Royal Clothing, Manga Style contains illustrations of Swedish royals and their historical clothing, brought to life manga style! The book is produced by Swedish manga collective Nosebleed Studio.

Age group: 9 and upwards
Price: SEK 149

The book is available to buy in the museum shop.