Inferno Cop

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Japanese: インフェルノコップ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 25, 2012 to Mar 19, 2013
Producers: CoMix Wave Films
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Trigger
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: Gag HumorGag Humor
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.221 (scored by 5826258,262 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2048
Members: 102,998
Favorites: 1,128


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Same style, same studio. 
report Recommended by geek
Both are played entirely for laughs and poke at story conventions by subverting, over-dramatizing, or breaking them. 
report Recommended by Taivus
When you watch a story, you want to see its hero struggle right? But sometimes, there are those stories where the hero fighting isn't the struggle, it's the world around him. Inferno Cop and Saitama never have to worry about losing a fight, but the absurd ways that the world treats them is what drives the humor and wonder of these shows. 
report Recommended by IzzyHime
Short anime both done by Trigger, features emphasis on justice and the police department. Parodies many issues with law enforcement and tropes in media. Luluco has more impressive animation than Inferno Cop, but still maintain the same high octane tone that Trigger is known for. 
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Campy shows centered around individuals whose sole goal is delivering justice. 
report Recommended by spiritpetals
While these shows have many key differences between each other, they are fundamentally similar for the most part. What strikes me as the foremost similarity is the bizarre way that these anime present their humorous moments. There is a lack of finesse in the way that the jokes are presented, but they more than make up for it with the sheer impact of their wacky situations that ultimately lead to a really good time towards the target audience. What's more is that the main characters are very memorable for their peculiar antics. If you enjoyed this show, then Panty & Stocking will very much be  read more 
report Recommended by -Kenshin-
Two series essentially about explosions and all of the awesome ways they can happen. 
report Recommended by IzzyHime
Manly shows with fighting evil and some (mostly unintentional) funny moments. 
report Recommended by Frezlaj
So "juicy" with each of their own independent, horrific presentations that the audience can't help but chuckle, and be overwhelmingly astonished at it. 
report Recommended by Stellio
Weird and nonsense comedy shorts. If you like one, you'll enjoy the other too 
report Recommended by MonokuroKinema
You've got yourself two great animes that are pointless, hilarious, and self-aware. I personally prefer Nanaana over Inferno cop but both animes bring some good comedy to the table. 
report Recommended by Bleeus
Although one is a lot more serious than the other, both follow MCs adventure until the very end with the score they have to settle. An episodic style is Bebop's go-to route, whilst Inferno Cop's way is to do everything but the aforementioned beginning plan. They are fun journeys that shouldn't be disheartening even if they don't give what they should right away. Both are great shows with Bebop being for a mature fanbase, Inferno Cop being for something people want to laugh out of.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
I do believe these are legit parodies in a major sector of watched media, namely of anything outside anime, which would probably be the genres kids hero type stories and police action drama. Both also have quite questionable visuals. They are something to remember in the long run, that is for sure. Very time-efficient too.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Who'd have guessed two major studios were fans of shitposts? Inferno Cop and Teekyuu are some of the silliest anime known to man, having one theme and then completely switching up in an abrupt fashion to some preposterous anime. But I mean it is also some of the most enjoyable anime I have ever seen. Randomness done correctly. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both have absurd, though Rapeman has more serious in tone. Both work for JUSTICE!!! Inferno Cop is totally non-hentai stuff (well except for drowning in a pregnant women's 'waters') 
report Recommended by MegaApple
Anime episodes for each are around 3-5 minutes long and the plot doesn't take itself too seriously, being under the influence of alcohol also enhanced the viewing of each anime 
report Recommended by GTDaley
Like Lain, Inferno Cop also has heavy Buddhist influence and also deals on the existential relationship of humans to reality, asking whether someone can exist as an island, or, because a lonely mind is truly a desert, we must interface with other people in order to draw any real meaning out of life. Highly recommend reading Baudrillard, as well as Spinoza's Ethics, before watching. 
report Recommended by Providenc_
Completely nonsensical, doesn't even try to make anything serious but that is where the glory lies. Would advise you not to take these seriously. Why would you anyway? Both are very time-efficient too if nothing else.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
They're both funny with over the top humor. They're extremely enjoyable but inferno cop is more insane. Inferno cop has a really whacky sense of humor and the scenarios of the episodes change constantly and are all brilliant. Prison school has a similar sense of humor but with more structure (which is a really great story and structure btw for how all the plots come together) so I recommend it.  
report Recommended by RossiRoad
Chargeman Ken is basically Inferno Cop if it was made in the 70s and was unintentionally bad. Both are short episodes that consist of nonsense plots involving some non-specific evil entity and a protagonist whose internal logic is sometimes impossible to comprehend. Chargeman Ken is not a continuous story like Inferno Cop, so you can basically pull up any random episode, laugh at the limited animation, shoddy production, and confusing narrative, and 8 minutes later you're good. 
report Recommended by BansheeNeet
American. Although there are a ton of differences between MHA and Inferno Cop, they both feature a hero of the story who resembles the stereotypes of some American things. The two who do this most are All Might from MHA and Inferno Cop. Though other characters are slightly similar and sometimes the visuals do the talking instead. MHA uses the main icon All Might with superhero features resembling that of a generic kind similar to current mainstream media. Inferno Cop has the style, the background and the characters who can link to the concept, creating a strange kind of police story based on it. Both are good  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
One is more serious than the other, that is for sure. But when it comes to pulling off what the characters are best at, expect over-the-top execution that would otherwise be borderline impossible or downright illogical. With the craziest heist-like scams, to the nonsensical revenge story. Great Pretender and Inferno Cop know a thing or two when it comes to fine presentation. Both also know a thing or two about other cultures. Both are good anime with comedy that will make you stick around for their other distinctions to come.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Is there really a need to take things seriously as "the other girls" do. Gal & Dino and Inferno Cop are 100% completely unconventional works that do whatever they must do, not caring about a single damn thing like story making sense and very deep characters are very deep. Whether it be a random Dino living with a "gyaru" type girl or some Ghost Rider spin-off having the revenge of his life. Both are great at presenting such absurdities too. Both are good shows with great quirks like "no animation" within the realm of anime and outside in the real world. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both are over-the-top, hyperactive, comedy anime where the outcome to each problem is what you expect the least. Both Dead Leaves and Inferno Cop focus on high-speed jokes, leaving you little room to catch your breath between them. 
report Recommended by KaiZenKDP
I just noticed both Fire Force and Inferno Cop follow some emergency service that has the power of fire on their side. Fire Force is of course a longer, more developed story compared to the satire legendary Inferno Cop, but they both share the same ground in terms of action and some funny moments to spare in the light humour needed. I do believe their backstories of both Shinra and Inferno Cop are similar in that they seek to destroy those who ruined their lives. Both are pretty good anime, I would give both a shot though they are different in genres by miles. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Absurdity. Inferno Cop and Chicken Papa both take a route of this absurd nature to deliver their narrative. With both making little sense at the end of the day in a realistic scope, they are very fun to watch because they don't make sense. Fast watches on both sides too. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Parody. Both Inferno Cop and Konosuba are top-quality shows in parodying a style that is rather well known in the medium. Nothing serious, very jesty plays with the general isekai tropes from Konosuba. Inferno Cop is the same but more over the top and surreal so much so that it is more or less being unrealistic content. This is for the comedy fans who want a real laugh.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Fans of nonsense comedy would like or love both FLCL and Inferno Cop, since they feature weird plot twists and clever dialogue, while those two look way different on each other. 
report Recommended by parallelle_slip
I honestly don't know how these two cannot be related. They have silly stories, lack any proper animation, and are extremely polarising in the enjoyment category. But the fact that these two anime exist, in such a way that makes them incredible outliers to the medium, is all the more reason to watch these two. I promise these are funny if you have humour like mine too. Both very time efficient too.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Nonsense at its finest. Surreal behaviour is quite literally everything they are made out of. Not something you should take with a serious tone as the point of the Inferno Cop and 001 are anything but that. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both are incredibly over the top anime involving cops. They are also gifts from the gods that no mere mortal is worthy of laying their eyes upon. 
report Recommended by LoveLikeBlood
Both have cops, obviously. While Inferno Cop was made as intentionally over the top and crazy, Mad Bull actually tries to take itself seriously. Imagine a show written by Japanese who have only ever experienced New York through American cop dramas. Look forward to power suits, sex, and the infamous grenade crotch. Watch the dub for the full experience, as British VAs don their best "New Yoik" accents. One of the best bad anime ever made. Inferno cop should be experienced by everyone, regardless of whether or not Mad Bull made you laugh your ass off. If you haven't done it yet, watch it! 
report Recommended by M0richild
They are both short, extremely low-budget, and intentionally shoddily made, with random and nonsensical plots. Inferno Cop is more over-the-top, while Gakuen Handsome more directly parodies the otome/yaoi genre. If you enjoy so-bad-it's-good humor, you will like both of these series.  
report Recommended by blurf
"Inferno Cop" and "Vampire Holmes" are series of shorts with lots of physical comedy and other gags. They both fit the description of being so bad that it's good with many trolling viewers praising them. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Short episode lengths and completely random events, plus humor and great voice acting.  
report Recommended by ManlyOpinion
Similar story about an unconventional hero, similar humor and a little social commentary in both but mainly off the wall anti hero antics. 
report Recommended by ReasonDesu
Both series are littered with over-the-top 'manliness' in lue of Fist of the North Star and other older preposterone series. Both are parodies that are not afraid to be absolutely absurd. 
report Recommended by Amberleh
Both share some of the same key staff including the same director. Similar in how "over-the-top" they are. Inferno Cop is a comedy, while Gurren Lagann is a mecha action show. 
report Recommended by Elu
Same low budget over the top style. For some reason the legacy of Evangelion is delightfully camp. 
report Recommended by IzzyHime
Both are short, cheaply, but very inventively animated series, running on shitpost comedy. 
report Recommended by Pizzaluver
Both are short parodies show in retro aspect ratio despite being new anime. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Short & random web animations about trying to be a hero. 
report Recommended by Gegenschein
These shows have the same dark comedy and over-the-top sense of humor, also the main character in both series is an anti-hero came from the depths of hell to rule this world with all his epicness! 
report Recommended by BDL
These anime are intended to poke fun at the genres they belong to so it works for them to be animated and/or aired in unconventional ways. Although some may view these as flaws and would rather them to be more normal, they are both the way they are for good reasons. The story of these are about characters who are far more strong or important than you would expect them to be. 
report Recommended by zombie_pegasus
short episodes with similar (bot not as heavy as inferno cop) absurd comedy 
report Recommended by jonnygat
Both are outrageous and unapologetic seinen comedies from Hell. 
report Recommended by Kurohiki
They are more similar than one would think. Basically, you have two shows with a parody of anime plots that completely go off the rails. These comedic geniuses are less than three-minute long skits filled with anti-climaxes and surreal humor. So be prepared! 
report Recommended by ShojoSamurai
They both start off innocent enough, but once the plot gets rolling all hell breaks loose. 
report Recommended by Garabon
Similar papercut style of animation with a set of expressions and poses for each individual which are then reused throughout the scene. Looks suspiciously like terrible Clip art; giving both series a distinct 21st century Neo-Dadaist feel. Quirky and outrageous. Inferno Cop is more action orientated and Thermae Romae is more-or-less trying to be informative. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Both feature random and often vulgar humor that will instantly appeal to anyone with that sense of humor. Every episode is a short 3-minutes so neither anime eat up too much of your time.  
report Recommended by Protaku
Both have a strange sense of humor, you probably will laugh a lot watching Asobi Asobase if you had fun with Inferno cop 
report Recommended by theluki