The year was 1999, and a man known only as “MajinMebs” created what some would say became 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 fanfictions and more.
The fans, the spirit of the tagline “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 2017, 2018?
19 Years of Majin Planet History
What an achievement, Majin Planet has reached, special thanks to everyone, including Majin Trunks for believing in me!
The History of Majin Planet
- A Legacy Begins
- There is Hope
- And the Thunder Rolls
- The Flame Dims
- The Fight Club
- Dark Times Return
- Hope Returns!
- The Passing of the Crown
- Two Years of Change
- Nearing the End
- Black Monday
- Just Not the Same
- The Empire
- Forgotten Through Time
- 17 Years of Destruction
A Legacy Begins
Majin Planet opens its door to the public on December 13th, 1999 by founder Majin Mebs. Majin Planet back then was a very simple Dragonball Z Fan site. Featuring Music Videos Reviews, Dragonball Information and even Fan Fictions. At one point it starts to host it's own music videos. The first of many would be "Die my Darling" by Majin Mebs.
There is Hope
Trunks Hope first came around the time of when Majin Trunks' RPG site died down and he was out of school. Once he decided to close it down and open a real website, hope was born in the name of Trunks, being his favorite character the name was easy after that. Trunks Hope was born.
And the Thunder Rolls
Corrupted Avatar opens his website which becomes known as Saiyan Thunder. As you can guess Saiyan Thunder was a DBZ Fan site with some information and some music videos. While it may not have been remembering for most of what it was, it did bring some great things and what Corrupted Avatar did for Majin Planet will never be forgotten.
Trunks Hope finally reopen again after it had close down for a while. However, it would not last.
The Flame Dims
Majin Planet had start to show it's age and as more time passed it became less active and its webmaster Majin Mebs also start to lose interest in the site itself. It seems to be the end of Majin Planet.
The Fight Club
It would have been the end if it had not been for the Fight Club, with the fight club things start to pick back up. The first ever Fight Club was hosted on Saiyan Thunder and was first of its kind back in the day as it came to online Anime Music Video completions.
As things start to roll more with Majin Planet once again, long time staff member Corrupted Avatar finally became the webmaster of the site. Saiyan Thunder and Majin Planet became one website, bring the Fight Club. This pulled the site into a new beginning.
Dark Times Return
Corrupted Avatar start to fall into the same trap as Majin Mebs in the form of not being able to keep up with the bandwidth cost from the server. With no hope of the site being able to keep up with the large amount of bandwidth that power Majin Planet the site fell into another dark time. There was little hope the site would make a comeback.
A new staff member to Majin Planet, Prince Majin Trunks who had been a long time fan of the site talk to the webmaster, Corrupted Avatar about bring Majin Planet to a new host that had the power and ability to keep up with the media that Majin Planet held. Corrupted Avatar fully agree with it and together they were able to bring Majin Planet into a new age.
The Passing of the Crown
As with Majin Mebs, Corrupted Avatar also became less active with the site and finally past the site to Majin Trunks, along with more responsibility. Soon after Corrupted Avatar calls it quits making Majin Trunks the official Webmaster of Majin Planet.
Two Years of Change
Over the two years, Majin Trunks was in full control, the website change many times. Majin Trunks took his time working on what he thought fans want. To bring back the old music video, running the Fight Club, King of the Hill and more. It was at this time the most famous of banners became known for it being overused. Some layouts even had dual versions which allowed fans to choose from using a frame base layout to a simple PHP script. But with all things, Majin Trunks too felt the long pull off running Majin Planet.
Nearing the End
Not willing to fall the same way the last two webmasters had Majin Trunks try everything he could. Nothing seems to work. He passed the site on to different people to keep the site going and to give it a new look each time, but soon after they too gave up and passed it back to Majin Trunks. Finally, the site starts to go under mass changes to where it wasn't Majin Planet anymore. Even as far as making it a Harry Potter Forum. None of it lasted and each time it would return to the regular Majin Planet.
As soon as Majin Planet's reign at the topic finally was coming to an end, Majin Trunks and Abuse (the web host) had a confrontation, this result in Majin Planet being dropped and the domain being held, hostage. Majin Trunks friend, Srr3ak of Perfect Anime bought a new domain for the site. Soon after things got work out with the host and Majin Planet was back.
This did not go well with Str3ak who then decided to open his own version of Majin Planet that would be bigger and better. This topic was discussed greatly on The-CNews, as the debate with on Str3ak never went through with opening his version of Majin Planet.
This was the dead stick for Majin Planet, Majin Trunks had tried everything he could think of and still a problem after problems. Finally, on the 5th anniversary of Majin Planet, he calls it quits. Majin Planet closed it's doors never to open again.
Just Not the Same
After Majin Planet official closed, Majin Trunks still try to run a website, after attempting to move the Fight Club on DB Unlimited, he finally opens a new site called Samurai Spirit. Due to the high propaganda from another website Ani-CC this site was pushed over well by fans. However, Majin Trunks never felt right now it and soon after it went offline to reopen later. It never happens, soon after Majin Trunks open his own AMV Studio. But more and more the feeling that was Majin Planet wasn't the same.
At last the torch was passed to the right person in the form of Darth Unrivaled. After a failed shot to bring the site back early 2005 causing the site to fall into a black of darkness for over a year. But an unlike webmaster with a big job ahead of him was able to pull things through and rebuild what was once known as Majin Planet. Through the short-lived Network of Banshee Force, Majin Planet, and more to the Merge of them all, to the brand split of Majin Planet Productions and Majin Planet Generations to a reemerged into the Majin Planet we now see today.
Forgotten Through Time
As time past, Majin Trunks and Majin Planet grew apart. The ghost that was Majin Planet hang in the background as the new Majin Planet pushed forward into the future. While the old days may be forever gone, the legacy it left behind will not be forgotten. It's sometimes hard to move on and let what's old die in the past. Sometimes it can be a good thing. Majin Planet was and is one of if not the best Dragonball Z Music Video site ever. I think it's only right to say that the best is up to public opinion, the site's attitude is like that of a Majin: a cocky SOB who feels they can do no wrong and still have people like them .. and if people don't, no big deal.
In mid-2008 I choose to take a break due to burnout. From there the website died, it truly had been come Forgotten as the web changed, it's nothing like it was in 2005 when I took over. However, in late 2013 there was a renewal of Majin Planet in the form of Battle of Golds movie and what can I say, the rest his true history. Majin Planet was reborn! With some ups and downs and some personal issues Darth Unrivaled, going by The NU from late 2007 had done something no one had done before. A come back...forever
17 Years of Destruction
In mid-summer of 2016, my life had changed. I was in a brave new world as they could say. I no longer had anything holding me back. Majin Planet, the promise made it was finally coming and on December 14th 2016 the 17 Years of Destruction event took place. Majin Planet is slowly coming back and soon we'll be known again. Never forget those who came before. Everything they did it made us strong.