危ない (-i inflectionhiragana あぶないrōmaji abunai)

  1. dangerous, critical, perilous, risky



    Kare wa inochi ga abunai.
    His life is in danger.
    He is in a critical condition.
  2. uncertain, unreliable, insecure



    Abunai koto wa suru na.
    Don’t take chances.
  3. limping, narrow, close



危ない (hiragana あぶないrōmaji abunai)

  1. Watch out!

Wiktionary. (n.d.). 危ない – Wiktionary.


The Netherlands’ Cheekiest Convention.

Stichting Abunai! is a volunteer-run foundation which focuses on promoting Japanese culture in the Netherlands and Europe.

Our Mission

‘Abunai’ has a few meanings in the Japanese language, but to us only one is of importance: risky. No, not in that way. In the positive way. You see, as a foundation, we aim to take risks. We strive to strengthen ourselves and our convention with it. Visiting Abunai! means watching out for the excitement of new experiences.

In 2003, a group students embarked on a venture the Japanese would describe as abunai: organising a three-day convention. We’ve never stopped taking risks ever since, hosting new events such as Abunai! Presents: Your Anime Sucks!, Yakitate Abunai!, Weeb Lingo, SYNC (Dutch Voice Actors), Maneki Neko workshop, and the Abunai! Matsuri. In 2019 we introduced live action role-playing (LARP) elements to our convention.

Our Convention

Each year the foundation organises Abunai!, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese culture. Abunai! is filled with events centering around Japanese pop culture (i.e. manga, anime, games, music) and the more traditional aspects of Japanese culture (i.e. cultural lectures and art/craft workshops).

Abunai! is made possible each year with the blood, sweat, and tears of a dedicated and hard-working team of volunteers. We have volunteers who work year-round (staff members), and volunteers who are active during the convention (gophers, supports, and stewards).

Our History

Abunai! grew from Konnichiwa, a Japan-related student club housed at the University of Twente. Eventually a small group of club members decided to set up a larger event, aiming to give more exposure to the Japanese culture. And thus, the Abunai! festival was held for the very first time in 2003, attracting a modest 180 visitors.

From 2003 until 2008 Abunai! was held at the University of Twente. In 2008 the convention moved to the Nieuwe Buitensociëteit Meeting Center in Zwolle. In 2010 Abunai! was held in NH Koningshof, Veldhoven, for the first time.