Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi) is an anime series produced by the GONZO animation studio, set in a world sometime after 2020. The Japanese name for the anime Bakuretsu Tenshi is loosely translated to "Exploding/Explosive Angel", shortened to Bakuten and is also known as Burst Angel and Crazy Burst Angel. Burst Angel features character designs by Ugetsu Hakua. FUNimation licensed and released all 24 episodes of Burst Angel on six DVDs in North America from October 10th, 2005 through February 21st, 2006. There is also an OVA entitled "Tenshi Sairin", or "Burst Angel Infinity" in English, which was released on DVD on March 3, 2007 in Japan. In the future of the Burst Angel setting, there are major crime problems in Tokyo, and it has become legal to possess firearms in Japan (this change is described as having been instituted partly due to an unusual rise in crime prior to the legalization, which lead to the gun control laws being repealed in order for lawful citizens to protect themselves). At the time of the storyline, the police force who were charged with protecting the citizens (known as R.A.P.T., as an acronym for 'Recently Armed Police Taskforce') has resorted to exterminating criminals rather than arresting them.