In a world where leather-clad gang leaders rule the streets and the authorities value bureaucracy over justice, modern-day society is on its knees. Hard-working, tax-paying civilians are terrorized on a daily basis, and not even pregnant mothers are safe from the knife-wielding arm of the criminal underworld.
The people need a hero. They need… Inferno Cop!
While we appreciate that the world of Japanese animation has more than its fair share of the surreal and outrageous, animation studio Trigger’s newest creation still manages to stand out from the pack. Released just this week online, Inferno Cop tells the story of a flame-headed renegade with a taste for extreme justice and no-nonsense tactics, and features the best soundtrack and intentionally stiff animation we’ve seen in a long time.
You can check out the entire first episode – titled “The Badge From Hell” – below, complete with English subtitles!
With its Flash-style animation and repeating waves of cut-out grunts, Inferno Cop reminds us of old-school beat ‘em-ups like Final Fight and Double Dragon. Perhaps our favourite part of this animé, though, is the voice acting, with the male staff doing a wonderful job of playing the pregnant damsel in distress.
▼The identical bad guys with oversized torsos are pure 1990s videogame perfection
▼Perhaps Studio Trigger has had bad experiences with the law?
▼ We have to admit, we weren’t expecting this…
Studio Trigger was co-founded by Hiroyuki Imaishi, formerly of Gainax Animation Studios, the producers of hits like Panty and Stocking with Garter Belt and Gurren Lagann. New episodes of Inferno Cop are scheduled to be released every Tuesday and can be viewed online via Anime Bancho‘s YouTube channel.
In the meantime, we’ll leave you with the second episode of this frankly bizarre animation, titled “Deep Blue Baby”.
See? We’re nice to you sometimes!
Source: Kotaku Japan