Mebius is a rookie Ultra Warrior and has a lot to live up to. He is chosen as the new protector of the earth. This series is set in the same universe as the original timeline; when Mebius first appears to fight a monster, it is mentioned that this is the first time an Ultraman has appeared on earth in 25 years. Under the guise of Mirai Hibino, Mebius joins CREW GUYS, the monster attack force of this series.
At the start of the first episode, all of the original team members of GUYS, save Ryu, are killed off in their first monster battle. Mirai gathers a group of people he meets in an evacuation to join the new GUYS because he feels they have the right heart to be on GUYS.
Cast & Credits
Mebius ran on the 40th anniversary of the Ultra series, and the writers definitely took advantage of that fact. Produced when Tsupro was on the brink of bankruptcy (it was the last show until Ultraman Ginga, 7 years later), you can tell the writers, producers, stunt workers, and every other behind-the-scenes staff poured their blood, sweat and tears into this show.
How do you know?
Because it will make you cry like a baby.
The show manages to celebrate what makes Ultraman truly special in a way that both newcomers and old fans can enjoy and be moved by. It doesn't just pay homage to it's predecessors but adds to them, providing incredibly meaningful and wonderful conclusions to previous series.
However Mebius does all of this without sacrificing it's own show. Ultraman Mebius and the GUYS defense team stand as the central focus, and their development and growth over 50 episodes was a delight to watch. Each character is so enjoyable and feel necessary, thanks in part to the writers deciding to dedicate the first half of the show primarily to them.
All of this builds up to a show that was made by fans, yet is easily accessible to newcomers and die-hard fans alike. Mebius's charm is infectious and you will want to share it with friends. Crying alone isn't very fun, but with friends.... that's what friendship is for, right?