18+ AMV Competition

The 18+ AMV competition will be held on Friday. For the most up-to-date time & location, please check the schedule

These are the rules of the Abunai! 2023 18+ Anime Music Video Competition. In this AMV competition, we welcome national and international competitors. 

Unlike our AMV Competition and International AMV Competition, this one is not suitable for minors. In our 18+ AMV competition you’re allowed to take your AMV to the dirtiest or goriest level you’ve ever wanted it to be (as long as you follow the rules!). You do not need to be present at this competition. You also do not need a valid Abunai! 2024 ticket in order to enter, We reserve the right to verify entrants ’age.

We reserve the right to verify entrants ’age. If you have any questions, please contact the AMV Netherlands team by sending an e-mail to amveditingnl@gmail.com. Please be sure to consult the FAQ, where oft-expressed concerns are addressed, before contacting us.

For 2024 we are proud to present an extra competition prize… A prize for the best and most creative AMV featuring a time-honoured Nipponese tradition: tentacles! We dub it, the glorious cultural heritage category.

Submission Rules

  • The submission deadline is Sunday, the 28th of July 2024 at 23:59:59.
  • Your AMV must have been finished or premiered after the 11th of June 2021.
  • You may enter this AMV with one entry. Are you collaborating with other AMV editors? That still counts as one entry! 
  • Please note that Abunai! staff and sponsors are not eligible for entry. Your entry will be denied.

Video Rules

  • Title bumper/credits are not allowed. If you submit an AMV with a title bumper or credits we will request you submit a clean version. A title card will be added by us for the convention.
  • “Special thanks” screens are allowed, but cannot include material from sources.
  • Sources you are allowed to use in your AMV are as follows: Anime, Manga, (fan)art and game footage (as long as it follows the rules below). There is no limit to the number of sources you are allowed to use. 
  • Usage of non-Japanese sources is allowed as long as it is similar to an anime style. If you are unsure whether your source is allowed or not, you can check by contacting our AMV team through email.
  • Do note that your source usage needs to be in accordance with the Dutch law. This includes, but is not limited to the following, which we must emphasise:
    • Depiction of sexual situations with characters that are canonically minors is not allowed to be included in your entry.
    • Depiction of characters that visually or contextually appear as minors in sexual situations is not allowed to be included in your entry. We reserve the right, at all times, to decide if a character is considered to come across as a minor.
    • We do not allow scenes to include rape, sexual assault or any situation depicted to be non-consensual.
    • Content showing animals in sexual situations with humans is not allowed.
  • Despite mature content being allowed, we do want to point out that we will be looking more strictly at the context of the AMV to determine if it includes lengthy grotesque content simply to disturb or shock. We believe the AMV submitted must have context warranting mature content to be used. Content/sources should not have the sole purpose of shocking/disturbing the audience. This can include content depicting explicit suicide/self-harm, extreme fetishes, extended depictions or torture, gruesome surgical depictions and other content commonly associated with snuff films. However, if you are unsure if your source is allowed please contact the AMV Netherlands team via e-mail.
  • We do not allow AI-generated content. We do however allow the usage of AI to upscale media in case you would like to upscale an old anime.
  • We recommend the following resolutions: 1280x720p or 1920x1080p. Other resolutions will be accepted but we cannot guarantee they can be displayed in their full quality.
  • The maximum length is five minutes (excluding intro/outro), but shorter entries (about three minutes in length) are preferred.
  • A Multi Editor Project is allowed.
  • The preferred file type is MP4. Other file types may be rejected.
  • Logos, subtitles and watermarks from sources are not allowed. You are allowed to add subtitles or texts to your AMV.
  • Frame blending which resembles ghosting in your entry, (example: http://amvnews.ru/images/news/mistakes/04.jpg ) can badly affect the general score to the point of disqualification if used excessively.  
  • Allowed frame rates are as follows: 23.976/24 fps, 29.97/30 fps, or 59.97/60 fps.

Audio Rules

  • Audio can be of any source and in any language
  • Minimum audio quality is 192 kb/s MP3
  • Discriminatory language is not allowed.

(These rules are subject to change.)

Submitting Your AMV

You can sign-up through the official form. You can find the sign-up form here: Sign-up form 18+ AMV Competition (https://forms.gle/63zUChsYe1HD6Y5h6).

  • The AMV filename should be named as follows: (nick)name – title of the video.extension, for example: Kitsune – My First AMV.mp4.
  • For uploading your AMV we recommend the following:
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • Mega

If any of the information required is missing, your sign-up will be rejected. We will notify you if your sign-up form has been received.

Last Year’s Winner

Hallucinogen by JaKeh