What order do I watch Mebius + Gaidens & Movies
By - CollectionNo7827
Chronologically, Hikari Saga 1 happened before the start of the series, Hikari Saga 2 right after episode 17, Mebius and Ultra Bros movie happened at least before episode 24, Hikari Saga 3 right before episode 35. After series end, Armored Darkness then Ghost Reverse.
Not sure when Superior 8 Brothers take place tho. But since this one is just Mebius got spirited away into a different dimension and he's not even the focus character, you're free to watch it whenever. Edit: it's between episode 31 and 32.
does watching Hikari #1 before the series spoil anything? also is watching the previous Showa series essential before the Mebius films?
Hikari Saga 1 pretty much just briefly explained Hikari's backstory and how Tsurugi came to be. I don't think it spoils anything important in the series aside from Tsurugi is an Ultra (back when the series first aired, some viewers thought Tsurugi is just another type of seijin because we couldn't see his eyes and timer).
Watching previous Showa series weren't really a must because Mebius was made to be beginner friendly. I remembered reading there's producers comment on "connecting the children who grows up watching Ultraman in the Showa with their children now". The first episode literally shows a conversation between a son and his dad going, "is that what you saw when you were young?" "yeah it's Ultraman!".
The Mebius and Bros movie story was also "recent" events, as in "it happened 20 years ago" recent (the last Showa series, 80, happened 25 years ago), so you don't need much Showa knowledge to enjoy it because thing's explained in the movie iirc.
Superior Ultra 8 Bros is pretty much a fan-fiction-turned-canon movie. Mebius is only there because he's the most recent Ultra that time. Since the movie happened in an alternate dimension, the story doesn't impact much of the series plot iirc. I'd say at least watch TDG first because Daigo is the main character and there's TDG fan service in.