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He's the purgatorial flame of this shithole...He is Inferno Cop!
"Justice has grown weak, the corrupt dwells in the streets of Jack Knife Edge Town... The weak scream helplessly yet again..."
Opening Narration

Inferno Cop is a Web Original short Anime series by Studio TRIGGER, co-founded by Studio Gainax director Hiroyuki Imaishi and other staff of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt fame.

This should tell you something.

The premise is as thus: Inferno Cop, a messenger of justice, came back from hell to avenge his family's death by the hand of the nefarious organization called Southern Cross and to protect innocent citizens from those who dwell in the darkness. But in the dark shadows of the skyscrapers of Jack Knife Edge Town, everyone is out for his head...

...yes, even newborn babies, a Superhero Judge in tights, zombies, the FBI and a Mecha clone of himself. Mix this plot with a hefty dose of Affectionate Parody of every anime ever, very Limited Animation:note  and crude jokes and you got Inferno Cop. Basically, Axe Cop as an anime.

A sequel was announced in 2017, with Over Justice taking on a major role. However, nothing had come out of it since it's announcement and is stuck in Development Hell. Compare Axe Cop and Kung Fury.

This series is available for streaming on Youtube.

Inferno Cop provides examples of:

...which roughly translates to "Inferno Glass! Police... from Hell!" Why would one read the first part as "Inferno Glass" can be up for debate, there has been a Twitter convo regarding this between a watcher and... Inferno Cop (actually the official Twitter account for the show). Inferno Cop's response? "Be it 'cop' or 'cup,' both seems the same to me." One might also speculate the lyrics is referring to a book title.

  • Race Lift: Hellfire Boy goes from being white (pre-reveal) to black, to... white again in the Distant Finale. His mom is also revealed to be Ariel... who is Japanese.
  • Time Skip: Mocked with Episode Five, where Inferno Cop wakes up from being tossed off a cliff in the year 2085. It has absolutely no bearing on the plot, except for zombies.
  • To Hell and Back: Inferno Cop and Mecha Cop accidentally wind up in Hell after becoming Gods (and annoying Real God himself). They only find a way out after Inferno Cop's aunt gives them directions.
  • Troperiffic: This series is filled to the brim with various tropes associated with anime and manga, most of them parodied or played for laughs.
  • Unexplained Recovery: The nurse at the hospital and Ariel get blown up repeatedly... and always come back, no worse for the wear.
  • The Unfought: The large Southern Cross member with the cigar is never directly interacted with.
  • Unreadably Fast Text: When the credits gets to the cast list in the final episode.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: The titular character. For some idea, when the FBI took a nurse hostage, he was so outraged at their cowardice and disregard for civilians that he immediately opened fire. Keep in mind that his gun creates massive explosions.
  • Vice City: Jack Knife Edge Town.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: In the third episode, Inferno Cop awakens from his accident to find out that he's in the year 2083 and there are zombies. For no reason at all. It has no bearing on the plot, except for looking cool.