Keith Reid-Cleveland

Why Fate/Zero Is the Perfect Combination of Anime and History

By Keith Reid-Cleveland One of the most universal and enjoyable activities across any fandom is pitting different characters up against each other to debate who would come out on top: Batman vs. Superman. Goku vs. Vegeta. Darth Vader vs. Darth...

A Beginner’s Guide to Fire Force

By Keith Reid-Cleveland https://youtu.be/60l32sIaj9M “Causes of death are many and varied…old age, illness, suicide. But out of that long, morbid list, there’s one end that people fear above all others: death by fire.”  If you’ve heard those words, you likely know two...

Naruto: Five of the Strongest Clans in the Hidden Leaf Village

By Keith Reid-Cleveland When you’re watching Naruto for the very first time, it’s easy to think that the story will just focus exclusively on its namesake, Naruto Uzumaki, and his closest companions. But with nearly 900 episodes from the expanded...

What Are You Watching? That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

By Keith Reid-Cleveland Sometimes you come across exactly what you need exactly when you need it. In my case, it was a peculiar anime about a ball of slime that constantly overcame the odds and made lemons into lemonade.  I could’ve...

A Beginner’s Guide to Fairy Tail

By Keith Reid-Cleveland Your friends have asked, time and time again. But now, it's time. You're ready to start Fairy Tail. Wait...there are how many episodes?! Look, don't worry about it. We've got you covered with this beginner's guide to the...

A Beginner’s Guide to Black Clover

By Keith Reid-Cleveland Look, it's OK. We know that jumping into a new shounen series isn't always the easiest thing! But you've seen the trailers, key art or fans sending GIFs about it to each other, and now's the time...

Yu Yu Hakusho is a Master Class on Examining Grief and Trauma

By Keith Reid-Cleveland If you’re in your twenties or thirties and grew up on anime, chances are you’re familiar with Yoshihiro Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho. More than 20 years since its original release, it continues to remain a fan-favorite series...

Exploring the Harmony of Sports Anime

By Keith Reid-Cleveland Overcoming insurmountable odds. Rivalries that last a lifetime. Fighting for progress, inch by inch. These are all common tropes you’ll find in sports and in anime.  At first glance, the two might appear to be worlds apart. In...

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Keith Reid-Cleveland writes about many things, but general nerd culture is his true love. Whether he’s watching something brand new or rewatching Yu Yu Hakusho for the 50th time, anime is always on the menu.
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5 Shounen Anime To Jump Into Right Now

Scintillating. Electrifying. Erudite. These are only some of the adjectives that go hand-in-hand with shounen anime (at least, the...