A few days ago, a new animated short series was teased, titled Inferno Cop. The series follows a supposed hero who came from the depths of hell in order to protect us “from the evil that lurks in the darkness.” True to his name, Inferno Cop really looks like he came from the depths of hell – primarily because he’s a flaming skull wearing a black police uniform.
You may find the animation style a little bit subdued or minimalist compared to what you’d expect in this day and age of amateur novice-friendly animated software. The animation actually looks like a slightly modern version of the old Marvel Comics cartoons from the 60s, which looked like cutouts with moving lips.
The crude animation style is by choice, not out of necessity, as the creators behind the series are all high profile animators who certainly have the skill to create something with full motion, such as Gurren Lagann director Hiroyuki Imaishi, Shigeto Koyama of Star Driver and Eureka Seven, Hiromi Wakabayashi of Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and Akira Amemiya of Gurenn Lagann.