Jack Knife Edge City is as edgy as it sounds, and it's up to Inferno Cop to stop that edge from tearing his city apart. He's both law and outlaw, dispensing ungodly justice to evildoers like a candy machine. Lowlifes, gangsters, and even hellspawn all infest Inferno Cop's hunting ground, but that's the good news. The bad news? Prior to the story, his family was brutally murdered by Southern Cross, a shady organization that made the worst mistake imaginable by doing so. Now, Inferno Cop's limiters have been removed and his mercy rung more dry than the entrails of his victims.
Something is welling up in Inferno Cop's city, however, and soon he'll face the most daunting gauntlet of his life involving him literally falling into and escaping from Hell. A flaming head won't be enough to ward off the true evil that's rapidly approaching—Inferno Cop must call upon all his allies and his own wacky antics to conquer the trials that await him.
Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist and mathematician who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all time and as a key figure in the scientific revolution. One of his famous quotes that is still repeated to this day is: "Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my favourite anime is Inferno Cop."
To be honest, I have always regarded perfection as something that cannot be attained. However, studio Trigger managed to prove me wrong with this brilliant masterpiece named Inferno Cop. With first glance, Inferno Cop may seem like a generic action hero series, but this gem of show contains many hidden philosophies and messages about the life and hardship of a hero burdened with the task of protecting a society struggling with increasing crime rates. The story deals with themes such as discovery of self, friendship, sacrifices and redemption. The parody filled dialogue also presents the reflection of the corruptions and social injustices of our current world.
The art is simple and serves as a beacon within the industry to prove that you do not need a huge budget and top notch computer generated graphics to create a masterpiece. Not only is this a brilliant way to save budget, it is also a satirical reference to the less enlightened animation studios out there that rely on pretty visuals to grab sales yet have no actual content.
The characters in Inferno Cop are the epitome of anti cliches. Every character is interesting and usually represents a particular theme in the story; especially the protagonist, Inferno Cop himself. Not only is he the epitome of justice, he also serves as a reminder that though society, the world and even you yourself may be changing, the burning flames of passion for justice should never be extinguished. He serves as a role model that each and every one of us should learn from. Though we cannot all be the sort of dashing gun wielding vigilante with rakish charm like Inferno Cop, we can all contribute and create a world with less crime and shoplifting.
The plot is one that is filled with twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Often times, things out of your expectation may happen. The viewer should also beware as there are many heartwarming and bittersweet moments in the series. Inferno Cop's story is one that integrates so well with all other aspects of the anime, that it is a true trinity of superb scriptwriting, fantastic directing and outstanding presentation. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Inferno Cop is worth more than Shakespeare's works; combined.
To all who are reading this review, stop, and go watch Inferno Cop right now because "Without Inferno Cop, life would be a mistake"- Friedrich Nietzscheread more
is a revolutionary work of art that epitomizes the pinnacle of outstanding animation, deep character interaction, and well-crafted plot development. With thought-provoking themes intermixed with deep, symbolic undertones that would bring greats such as Poe and Kerouac to their knees, Inferno Cop is an instant classic that will make its mark in history.
The story covers such a wide array of dramatic and moral tales of bravery and enlightenment that it puts Homer’s epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey, to shame. From a highly emotional legal drama to a deep, symbolic conflict with an omnipotent cult, Inferno cop includes many classic themes that have lasted the test of time. Moreover, the story perfectly umbrellas its allegorical aspects with a modern perspective: the police genre. Trouncing other works of the same focus, Inferno cop masterfully mends together this atmosphere with social messages regarding the dangers of technology and zombies.
Simply put, the animation is sublime. The attention to detail in terms of angles and movement makes fluidly animated shows like Nichijou seem like rough drafts of the final product. The gritty comic book art style brings the atmosphere to life, and explosions are as grand as those of a Hollywood production.
One word describes the voice acting of Inferno Cop: Passionate. From the deep, borderline-orgasmic voice of the narrator to the riveting dialogue between Inferno Cop and his foes, the voice acting crew poured much more than their souls into creating this jewel. The OST has a great variety of catchy tunes, from a touching piano piece to adrenaline-pumping rock instrumentals. The ending, sung in German by Juriano Hagiwara and composed by Daisuke Horita, is probably my favorite song from this decade, if not of all time.
The characters compliment the story like peanut butter does to jelly. Each character’s role in thwarting Inferno Cop’s endeavors to become the picturesque messenger of justice is well-developed, such as Mr. Judge and his flawless legal jargon or FBI. Even better, characters that are as well planned out as Mr. Judge serve as segues into controversial moral debates regarding the definitions of good and evil or the corruption of the legal system. Ultimately, every character serves their purpose to augment the overall experience.
I’m not going to lie; I probably almost passed out from laughing.
In fact, my friends on skype probably thought I was going mentally insane, which I probably am. And to this show’s credit, I found out that I can laugh in around 8 different ways. I will look forward to every single episode remaining as it skyrockets to the top of my priority list.
Pure fun. Isn’t that what entertainment is all about? Inferno Cop serves its purpose in every way, and I urge, no, COMMAND everybody to watch this masterpiece right now.
Note: I apologize for writing this review before the completion of the series. I couldn't hold back my enthusiasm, so I hope you can forgive me.
Inferno Cop comes to us from Studio Trigger, the studio Mr. Gurren Lagann Imaishi set up after he got sick of things at Gainax. This is the first anime they've put out, simply as Youtube releases. My guess is this is one of those small projects a company does so they can get used to the creation process. Lots of companies do this. Release small product where success doesn't matter at all. It's just a learning process so they know how to structure the creation process internally. But, given that this comes from those crazy ex-Gainax guys, what they produced turned out to be inspired.
The gist of Inferno Cop is that it’s a hilariously awful exaggeration of manly 2000 AD-esque cyberpunk cop bullshit, where the lead character is some hard-nosed brutal arm of the law in the same vein of Judge Dredd or Robocop. Inferno Cop is taking a step back from these cyberpunk police shows and realising how silly they really are. Inferno Cop drives a flaming police car. That’s totally the kind of thing you’d see in those kinds of shows, but placed in the Inferno Cop setting is where you realise how dumb it really is.
Inferno Cop is entertainment satire in the same vein as Daily Lives of Highschool Boys or Detroit Metal City. It destruction of an entire genre is glorious to behold, and startling considering its complete lack of budget. It's achievements are even better when you compare it to the utter failure of every other short show from 2013. If only they had the same fantastic writing behind Inferno Cop.
I do believe for some this show has become the new "Mars of Destruction". For those of you who don't know what that show is, it is a one episode anime that was absolutely appalling in all aspects. But there's one little thing...you can't compare Mars of Destruction to this. Mars of Destruction failed to be what it wanted to be and Inferno Cop succeeded at what it wanted to be. It is a funny, show with a bizarre sense of dark humour wrapped up neatly in 3 minutes.
Inferno Cop isn't meant to be clever nor witty. It doesn't have anything meaningful to say. It is just a comedy taking the piss out of stories set in some crime ridden city involving some dark, brooding vigilante's fight for justice topped with a sprinkle of badassery. It takes the cheesy dialogue out of those and brings it to a new low by making it even more stupid. Just listen to the opening narration; you'll get the idea. If you want a clearer picture, it reminds me of something OneyNG would come up with (but significantly less vulgar).
The animation is 'bad'. I think given the content of the show, they decided not to make it too flashy. The characters don't really 'move' much. Since I don't know much about animation, I don't know what to call it, but it just looks like still images of a characters moving about; no arms, legs head or anything moving at all. The art deviates from the norm as well. I think all of this was a good move itself because it compliments the jokes and the type of humour.
As for my enjoyment, I bloody enjoyed it for what it is. I have not laughed so much at anything for a long, long time. I was even laughing in the shower up until late at night while I was attempting to write my essay.
I know only 2 episodes are out now, and I'm sorry to those who dislike people reviewing incomplete anime. This will be my last and only review.I'm just trying to give an honest review in hopes that one opinion will be at least taken seriously.
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