The year was 1999, and a man known only as “MajinMebs” created what some would say the greatest Dragon Ball Fan Site ever. Well at least to Music Videos anyways… the story doesn’t just end there however, from all the ups and downs, from owner to co-owner; to the rise and fall many times since the first days that MajinMebs started posting his music videos, his fan fictions and more. The fans the spirit of the tag-line “Am I Evil? Yes I Am!” has stood the test of time. How many of you out there who come across this site, maybe you remember it, maybe it was in your bookmarks and you were doing spring cleaning. Whatever the reason, would you believe the website would still be here, alive in 2013?
No and to be honest neither did I, hello you might remember me as Darth Unrivaled, or maybe The NU (Neckar Unrivaled) who took over the website from then webmaster/owner Prince Majin Trunks back in early 2005. Today I’m better known as my real name; Richard Arellano which you can read all about me. For now let’s keep things to Majin Planet shall we?
The Reign of The NU
From 2005 to about 2008 I spend a good amount of my time running the website, working with other fans and staff creating what I wanted to be the best anime fan site ever. To be honest it was a bold move; giving it was a time when anime fan sites became a joke more or less until I would dare say final death in 2010 when Anime Media sites or Streaming sites took over.
But back then I didn’t have any real idea that was how things were going to play out and as the years past, I found myself having a harder time working on my computer doing web design. Which is sort of funny now that I’ve decided to major it in college.
Majin Planet over the years has had everything from music videos to information not just on Dragon Ball. In the end of 2008 I found myself burned out, with the Community Message Board closing down after months of dying, myself I just needed a major break. I plan to only take a break until the first of the year; however it turned into a five-year break.
False Restarts in 2010, 2011 and 2012
It’s not really a shock that after about two years, I did try to bring the site back, the first shot was in mid-2010 when decided to create a new website called NeckarUnrivaled.com (which is still up today, just not in the same site as it was then). After moving everything I decided to try my hand at doing some sort of contests and updates to the site. It was at this point that most of the music videos went offline due to move to a new server.
In short, I basically got busy with other projects and given I just didn’t believe anime fan sites where anything worth talking about anymore I just decided to leave the site up for those old school fans with the promise of bring the music videos back online soon.
It was pretty much the same deal again in 2011 when I got a so now lost email asking if I was ever going to bring the site back. It had been maybe 6 or 8 months since I posted last so it was a shock, again I made most of the same promises of coming back, by 2012 I had created a new layout and converted a bunch of pages to work with it. But only a few music videos found their way up on YouTube, which has now been closed sadly due to issues with the account.
In 2013 I knew that it was time for me to make a comeback, the reasons was I had more time and I missed the website. I wanted something I could be proud of again. Since the good old days I’ve stay in contact with Majin Trunks on Facebook but as of early 2013 he sort of disappeared on Facebook, and it just got me thinking; something I did want to do back in 2011, to make Majin Planet ONLY Music Videos, that was the mission, that was the goal and that is what Majin Planet shall be forever.
I know that I’ve made promises like this before, but this time it’s for real. I’m going to put up the classic music videos all the way to my own. Sadly other music videos I featured on Majin Planet will not be online because they just are by Majin Planet and I don’t really have permission from those authors to post them. The new layout is awesome and going to last a long time now, a new logo, a new direction, be sure to follow us on Twitter @MajinPlanet and be sure to spread the love with #MajinPlanetForever.
Hunter Mastery Merger 2015
In 2015 it was decided that the website HunterMastery.org was sold to Majin Planet and merged creating the now new Majin Planet that features all the great Dragon Ball Music Video content you’ve always loved, the Majin Planet features and content and all the Hunter Mastery content. This brings a large range of video game content including World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and so much more. The doors opening to other games never before covered by Hunter Master namely Star Wars, Clash of Clans, WildStar and more.
As part of the deal, the Hunter Mastery twitter account will remain semi-active until fall 2015 to which point it will no longer be updated. The Facebook and Google Pages will no longer be kept up but will stay online. The current YouTube Channel for Hunter Mastery will stay online but will become inactive and no longer updated near the end of April 2015. All future content in those social media areas will be done by Majin Planet Social Media including YouTube, Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The emails for Hunter Mastery will remain active until the end of the year 2015.
Hunter Mastery as a term, name and brand will be used as a sub name of Majin Planet Gaming and will be branded on it’s own Landing Page. Hunter Mastery will be remembered for the work it did for the Warcraft community and hopefully into the future under Majin Planet.
Looking for more a full list of website every run and/or created by Richard Arellano? Check out the Website History of Majin Planet.