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Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo is a superhero TV film which was aired on September 15, 2006 on Cartoon Network and released on DVD on February 6, 2007.

The plot involves on the Titans looking for a criminal called Brushogun said to be a myth by all Japanese, while also focusing on Robin and Starfire finally revealing their feelings for each other.

A soundtrack to the movie was released on July 22, 2008 published by La-La-Land Records.

Trouble in Tokyo serves as the overall final installment in the TV series.

Plot

Robin defeats the first Saico-Tek

The film opens up on a busy street in the heart of Jump City, being viewed through the eyes of an unknown visitor making their way to Titans Tower. When halted by a truck that comes to a screeching halt, this visitor is revealed to be Saico-Tek, a dichromatic high-tech ninja clad all in pink and blue who goes on a spree of destruction with exploding color-coordinated glaives. Just as he is about to blow up a bus with people on it, the Teen Titans arrive on the scene and demand his surrender, to which he refuses and takes off on his jet pack. A chase across the city ensues and whatever the team does, Saico-Tek always seems to be one step ahead of them with his own arsenal, martial arts skills, and even the ability to regenerate lost limbs (as revealed from a direct blast from Cyborg's sonic cannon). Just as the Titans believe they have him on the run, they realize Saico-Tek has set his sights on Titans Tower, and he unleashes a devastating barrage of his bomb glaives. There still appears to be no way of stopping him until Robin dives down from the roof of the tower and disarms him. His direct approach proves effective, as this shortly results in his subsequent capture. Their new opponent is neutralized, but the tower is in near ruins from his attack. After the Titans initially fail to interrogate their captive (since he only speaks Japanese), Robin confiscates one of his wayward bomb-glaives from the battle as evidence.

Back inside Titans Tower, the inside is in fact a bigger mess than it is on the outside. Disheartened by their wrecked home, Raven hands everybody janitorial equipment so they can get to fixing it up. Beast Boy then demands to know when they last took a vacation. Robin answers that there is no last time because they are heroes charged with protecting Jump City from threats not unlike what they just neutralized. They do not take vacations because they cannot leave the city unprotected. Just then, Robin finishes repairing one of the computers and proceeds to the interrogation room where they are holding Saico-Tek prisoner. Robin, with the aid of a translation program, manages to obtain information from Saico-Tek, particularly the kind regarding the identity of the one who sent him. Someone Saico-Tek expresses great fear of failure of the one who assigned his specific mission of attacking Titans Tower; a Japanese criminal whom he addresses as...Brushogun. Right as he says his name, Saico-Tek flips his legs above the interrogation table and strikes a fire sprinkler above them. When the water pours down from above, he somehow vanishes as mysteriously as he arrived without leaving a trace. Back in the living room, Robin ponders as to how he could just disappear without a trace and the rest of the Titans' efforts to find him proves hopeless. Starfire suggests he has the ability to teleport, to which Robin declines since he would have done that the moment they captured him. They finally conclude their only chance of finding him is to track down the one who sent him; the mysterious "Brushogun" of whom the villain spoke. Robin personally vows to hunt him down and bring him to justice and orders the rest the team to pack their things for their voyage to Tokyo, to which Beast Boy takes personal excitement in as he, as stated before, is in need of a vacation.

The team loads their cargo onto the T-ship (instead of inside it) and sets sail for the far east. They enjoy the scenery and Beast Boy takes good photos while Robin does some personal investigating on their case. Despite some difficulties with direction, they arrive in Japan by nightfall.

The Titans park the T-Ship on a mountain trail where they have a lovely view of Tokyo's glittering lights. Beast Boy is overjoyed to finally get a vacation and even dresses for such an occasion. His particular goal is to visit Wakamono Shuppan, a manga publishing company to which Beast Boy has made abundantly clear he is a die-hard fan of. However, Robin sternly dismisses any of Beast Boy's hopes for vacation and reminds everyone they are on a mission to apprehend a criminal who launched an attack on Jump City. And more importantly, they have to be on their best behavior and stay out of trouble since they are, after all, guests in a foreign land. As soon as the Titans make their way down to the city, a mysterious man appears to be spying on them via computer monitors and deduces Saico-Tek gave him away. An unexpected wrinkle, he admits, one that he intends to correct. Just then, he activates a machine in his command center and puts his plan in motion.

Once the Titans are in the heart of brightly lit city of Tokyo, they prepare to start their investigation in the sketchiest part of the city, which, according to Robin's guide book, would be the Shinjuku district. The language barrier poses some trouble until Starfire uses her inherent skill to absorb language by kissing a passer-by (much to the shock of most of her teammates, especially Robin, who quietly expresses somewhat disheartenment). With directions to Shinjuku thus acquired, the team heads off. But they do not get very far before trouble shows up in the form of Deka-Mido, a green kaiju-scale reptilian monster that is tearing its way through the city. The Titans spring into action and unleash their full power on the monster. However, the monster shares the same regenerative powers of Saico-Tek, and the Titans' abilities hardly even slow it down. A lengthily battle leaves some of the downtown area in great ruin; thankfully, Tokyo's own super-normal defense force - the Tokyo Troopers - arrives to stop the beast in its tracks with an energy cage. The force's leader welcomes the Titans to Japan and introduces himself as Commander Uehara Daizo.

Cyborg as a culinary tourist.

Daizo shows the Titans around the Tokyo Troopers headquarters, and when Robin requests permission to use his equipment to track down Brushogun, he informs the Titans that Brushogun is nothing more than an urban legend, revealing that their entire mission has really been nothing but a wild goose chase. While he is hailed as a hero by the press and the mayor, he politely reminds the Titans that they are welcome to enjoy Tokyo as tourists but should leave the hero work to the Tokyo Troopers. Robin is left disappointed in their hollow efforts to track down a criminal who does not exist while gazing down on Saico-Tek's bomb glaive.

Left at a loose end, the Titans can do nothing more than bow to Beast Boy's desire to enjoy Tokyo as tourists. Their first stop is Wakamono Shuppan where Beast Boy intends to take the tour, only to crash into its locked door marked "CLOSED". Robin decides they should just head for home, but the other Titans quickly decide to follow Beast Boy's lead and see the town. However, the mysterious shadowy man from before spying on the Titans from the comfort of his computer elects that from this moment on while they are no longer looking for him, he will be watching their every move while they are in Tokyo and reactivates his machine. All that can be made out of the "machine's" process are fingers being dragged on a moving conveyer belt and leaving behind 5 colored streaks: black, blue, pink, and yellow.

The Titans split up to explore the city all the while being stalked by four bizarre creatures sporting the same colors as stated before. Cyborg takes in the local cuisine at a sushi restaurant and Robin and Starfire have a little adventure of their own. First, they attend a Sumo Wrestler match and then go a rowboat ride through a river lined with cherry blossom trees. Since Beast Boy's one and only tourist stop at Wakamono Shuppan is a no go, he instead relaxes with a manga on the steps of the building. Soon, a cute girl attracts his attention and she runs off, to which Beast Boy gives chase. Meanwhile, Robin and Starfire visit an arcade where Starfire's exceptional game skills attract a lot of attention. Her triumph earns her a standing ovation by literally the entire population of the place, as well as a satisfied grin from Robin who acknowledges her having so much fun.

Meanwhile, Raven's desire for reading material merely turns up a single piece of gum.

After their daytrip, Starfire and Robin retreat to the rooftop of Tokyo Tower. When Robin expresses his feeling as though Brushogun is still somehow at large even though he is a myth, they discuss more intimate matters - Robin recalls how Starfire kissed him when they first met, and now understands that it was to learn English, but Starfire has since learned that on Earth, the action means "more." After they take split seconds on both their parts to freshen up for this once-in-a-lifetime moment, they come to explain to each other that they are best friends, and nothing could ever get in the way of that. Robin and Starfire are about to kiss when Robin suddenly acknowledges Starfire's last word: "fear." Robin recalls his interrogation with Saico-Tek, stating that he was deathly afraid of someone who was real to him and in Tokyo while everybody else believes he is a myth. In other words, there is a strong possibility of a real criminal using Brushogun's name as a cryptonym at large somewhere in Tokyo. Starfire tells Robin that even if he is real, the Tokyo Troopers can handle him, but then Robin counters that by asking what they are doing in Tokyo if that was the case. Starfire honestly states that it is primarily because she believed the two of them were having fun. However, Robin angrily declares that there is nothing fun about looking like "stupid kids" and reminds her that they are heroes. And as such, they do not take vacations or make mistakes. And he regretfully informs her that they do not have time for the romantic moment they just shared. Starfire tries to salvage the moment by asking Robin if being heroes is all they are capable of, and not, for the moment, capable of being something "more". But her attempt fails when Robin simply tells her that there is nothing "more" and that hero is just what he is. Hearing this, Starfire flies away with tears in her eyes, hurt by Robin's words.

Raven continues her hunt for reading material in the dead of night, all the while being stalked by some creepy black ghost; one of the strange creatures that has been sent to spy on the Titans. When she comes to a stop, a cool breeze directs her to a somewhat ominous shop, where she goes in to poke around.

Meanwhile, Cyborg apparently has not left the buffet where his bottomless appetite under an "all-you-can-eat" offer quickly rouses the ire of the chefs. Taking this into account, they decide to turn it into a challenge for him, starting with a raw octopus, to which he totally succeeds.

Beast Boy still follows the cute girl's trail. Growing tired of the chase, he follows the girl to a karaoke bar and loses site of her. All of a sudden, all the lights flip on, and Beast Boy finds himself standing on-stage square in the spotlight. The DJ hands him the microphone and he sings his heart out to the Teen Titan's theme song, winning the hearts and kisses of all the girls in the audience.

While Robin takes a moment alone to relax on the rooftops in the heart of Tokyo, the mysterious man is infuriated by Robin continuing to investigate alone and decides to come up with a permanent solution to make him stop. When Robin tries to take a closer look at the bomb glaive, he is personally attacked once more by Saico-Tek, this time clad all in monochromatic magenta. They get into a very violent duel on the city rooftops which Robin is barely managing to hold his ground. During the fight, Saico-Tek reveals other tricks of his own which leave Robin on the ropes, as well as other tricks in his arsenal that Robin just barely manages to counter with his own weapons. Robin sustains visible injuries and his uniform sustains severe gash marks along with bright pink stains. The battle ends with both warriors plummeting to the streets and Robin pummeling the ninja into the ground, smashing his chest piece with a hammerfist. Robin believes he had triumphed, but when Saico-Tek does not rise, the crowd watching stands in fear and believes Robin had crossed the line. Noticing the stains all over his gloves, Robin believes so as well, much to his horror. Commander Daizo arrives on the scene and regretfully takes Robin into custody.

Daizo confronts Robin, who is now detained in a precinct. Robin tries to plead innocent, citing Saico-Tek's regeneration powers and the stains on his gloves which clearly are not blood, proving he was not human. However, Daizo dismisses the evidence, citing that technically speaking, most of the other Titans are not human either. And whatever the case, Saico-Tek was still living and breathing..."and now..."

Robin still protests, claiming he would never make such an unforgivable mistake, as well as hypothesizing that somebody else must have set him up for just this situation. Daizo demands to know who exactly would wish to frame Robin, to which he simply replies "Brushogun." Daizo finally puts his foot down, stating that Brushogun does not exist, Tokyo does not tolerate vigilantes, and Robin will soon be facing the full force of the law. And with that, Daizo throws a manga at Robin's feet and leaves him to sulk in utter misery from violating his code of honor.

Raven's search reveals the shop she has entered is a bookstore that does seem to have compatible reading material. The shopkeeper greets her warmly and offers his assistance as to anything particular. She explains that she cannot find anything about Brushogun in fiction or mythology, and he takes her to the section where he most certainly has exactly what she was looking for and confides to her a secret: Contrary to the urban belief, Brushogun was many things. But a myth, was never one of them.

Has Robin gone too far in his pursuit of justice?

Meanwhile, back in the kareoke bar, Beast Boy is being smothered with kisses from the girls he sang his heart out for to the point of suffocation. He tries to escape, but their obsession with him turns from a virtue into a vice and he has no choice but to break down the wall as a gorilla and flee the scene. Cyborg, still at the buffet, is taking the chef's all-you-can-eat challenge seriously and munches down everything they throw at him. Even things that are not even food, such as a literal old shoe full of wasabi. However, he fairs no better than Beast Boy when they snap and try to actually cook him alive. Cyborg then flees in terror as well and the boys wind up colliding, acknowledging their mutual predicament and fleeing the mob scene together. Plus, two of those mysterious creatures from before have caught sight them and have confirmed their locations.

Meanwhile, Starfire, by herself in the city surrounded by other couples, is in front of a store where she watches two mechanical mice kiss each other, making her more depressed about her failed romantic moment with Robin. suddenly a little girl appears to her side and asks if anything is wrong. Starfire puts on a brave face and says that everything is fine, but as the girl leaves, Starfire explains to the girl her problems with Robin and admits that ever since the day she and Robin first met each other, she has had feelings for him. Starfire then starts to think that maybe it was a foolish idea to think that Robin had any feelings for her and that even if he does, they would not be anything else but heroes. The girl then gives Starfire a bright smile, which makes her finally realize that Robin does have feelings for her and vice versa. Heroes or not, there has always been something more special between the two of them and she will not let that flame burn out without a fight. Starfire thanks the girl for giving her this moment with her and is about to leave the girl to go and find Robin when suddenly the mayor of Tokyo announces Robin's arrest on the Jumbotron and that the other Teen Titans must either turn themselves in or leave Tokyo at once.

Starfire calls the other titans on her communicator and announces the emergency. Cyborg and Beast Boy doubt it at first before seeing the news of Robin's arrest and his mugshots in the newspaper. With no information or any way of locating him, Cyborg transmits rendezvous coordinates so they can regroup and work out a plan to rescue Robin. However, the mysterious figure intercepts their every move and orders the four minions he deployed to spy on them to finally destroy the Teen Titans once and for all. Each of the Titans fall victim to the four colorful monsters that have stalking them all day: Starfire is attacked by a small blue robot boy in the sky, Raven is attack by a black ghost in a graveyard, and Cyborg is attack by a giant yellow robot who keeps trying to eat him. Beast Boy encounters that cute girl he has been trying to catch and informs her that he would take her out on a date as soon as he helps Cyborg. However, the girl reveals herself to be a pink cat girl who attacks Beast Boy without mercy.

Robin, disguised in a mugger's clothes.

While Robin is being transported, during the ride, a slip of paper bearing the name "Brushogun" flits into the armored car carrying him and the letters lift off the paper. The pink letters magically swirl in the air and form another one of Saico-Tek's bomb glaives, which explodes and frees him by capsizing the transport. Robin rescues and secures the driver and escapes, vowing once and for all to find Brushogun now that he knows for a fact that he is real. When police and firetrucks arrive, Daizo announces that a criminal is on the loose in Tokyo and orders them to "Bring him in or bring him down". Meanwhile, the other Titans are just barely surviving their battles against their multi-colored adversaries. No winner has been declared, but there's no telling how long the impasse will last. Now on the run, Robin has no choice but to abandon his identity. When a Shinjuku mugger tries to get the drop on him, Robin seizes the opportunity (as well as the guy's clothes) and co-opts the identity of the mugger. With his new disguise acquired, Robin ventures down into the worst dive in the worst part of town where he starts and wins an all-out bar fight. He then proceeds to collect information about Brushogun from the bartender, who reveals the reason he became a myth was because the Tokyo Troopers do not like people talking about him because, apparently, it inspires more criminals. However, Brushogun was indeed a real villain with equally strange powers. One day, he disappeared without a trace and all the monsters and newer criminals started popping up like weeds all over the city. Just then, he is found by the Tokyo Troopers who surround the bar, prompting Robin to inact his escape plan. Just as the troopers have the whole place cornered, Robin bursts out of the garage door on a motorcycle and rockets his way out of the situation. The car chase takes him to an open expressway where Robin meets Daizo's roadblock and is surrounded front to back. Just when Daizo believes he finally has Robin cornered, Starfire swoops in, comes to his rescue and they both fly away into the night, leaving Daizo alone with nothing but his own frustrated self.

Starfire takes Robin to a temple where she believes they would be safe for a while and she explains the situation. She hands Robin a fresh uniform and prepares to leave him alone so he can change into it, but stops her. He and Starfire rekindle their tender moment, which is suddenly interrupted by the other Titans' arrival. Cyborg (overjoyed), has good news for Robin: They returned to the crime scene and found a sample of the pink ooze from Saico-Tek's corpse. After careful molecular examination and a few thousand comparisons, Cyborg found a match, realizing that the pink ooze all over Robin's uniform was never blood, but ink. The same goes for the stains on Cyborg's armor, the streaks from Raven's cloak, and the smooch mark on Beast Boy's face (from the cat girl). This means the criminals are all connected on the molecular level. Not just because of the powers they possess and the fact they work for the same guy. But in reality, they were all created by the same guy. Raven pulls out the book she scored from the shop and goes into detail about that very person: Brushogun - Tokyo's first supervillain.

Brushogun, as Raven relates, was an ordinary human artist who had dreamed of bringing his creations to life and had fallen in love with a woman he had drawn. He tried to make that dream come true using Japanese black magic. The spell seemed to work in bringing the woman to life but came with a terrible price. As Raven put it, "The Darkness stained him. His skin became paper. Ink flowed through his veins." He was transformed into Brushogun, an evil sorcerer capable of deploying the very ink that flowed through his veins through the whim of his fingertips, and that very ink would become the fundamental essence that would bring any creation he could imagine to life.

This means the Titans were never fighting criminals, but living artificial constructs of the real villain's creation made entirely of ink. To further the evidence, it was revealed that Robin was set up from the start. He never killed anyone and Saico-Tek was never real. Robin finally comes to the conclusion that Brushogun created him to frame him and gets his game face on.

Brushogun whose supernatural abilities are being utilized against his will.

Robin puts on his glowing new uniform and readies for battle. But first, a quick mission briefing: The Titans must hunt down a criminal capable of making other criminals from scratch while evading the police out for their blood, and the only way they can clear the good name of the Teen Titans is to bring him to justice. Just then, everyone after the Titans arrives at the temple and an epic escape is initiated. The Titans then turn the whole city upside down looking for clues and evading the law looking for Brushogun's hideout. However just when Beast Boy has a trail in mind, Robin has no trouble deducing Brushogun's hideout: Wakamono Shuppan.

Breaking in (after being chased by a majority of Tokyo's citizens, including Brushogun's creations, Beast Boy's fangirls, Cyborg's angry chefs, and the Tokyo Troopers), the Titans see there are no guards and move in further. When they reach the heart of the publishing building, they see Brushogun is nowhere to be found. However, they prove to be incorrect when a huge machine opens up to reveal Brushogun, a frail, withered shell of a former supervillain wired into a printing press that draws on his powers to create the enemies the Titans have been fighting. When the Titans finally realize he is not the criminal mastermind behind their ordeal, Brushogun explains he is merely a slave for the real villain who was actually seeking the Titan's aid. He explains the full extent of the situation; The very first incarnation of Saico-Tek was printed as a messenger who would attack Titans Tower and give the heroes a reason to come to Tokyo and find him. The second time was a trap for Robin sent by the real culprit. Brushogun was also the one who sent Robin the card that guaranteed his escape from the prison transport. Then, Raven asks who the painter is if he is merely the brush and the real culprit reappears at his command center; The shadowy man who has been spying on the Titans all along announces himself to the Titans. Robin deduces that the only person who stands to gain anything from creating criminals is the hero who catches them, to which the shadowy man reveals himself to be none other than...Commander Uehara Daizo! He then has his Troopers set up for an ambush and Beast Boy finds himself elated to discover that they are officially the good guys again since the good guy was really a bad guy.

Robin reveals the full extent of Daizo's plans; Brushogun was the only real criminal he ever caught. But since then, he has been using his powers to lie to all of Tokyo by creating the villains and monsters that him and his Tokyo Troopers were made famous by capturing. He merely made himself look like the hero the people of Tokyo proclaim him to be, and when Robin started searching for the truth, he covered up his tracks by framing him for the "murder" of Saico-Tek and making him look like a criminal. A firefight between the Titans and Daizo's troopers ensues and when Robin knocks the helmet off of one of them, he discovers that the Troopers themselves are magical ink creatures of Brushogun's forced creation as well. Soon, a massive battle ensues between all of them and freshly-painted versions of Brushogun's creations ensues, culminating when Robin faces Daizo on a walkway above the factory floor. With no options of escape left, Daizo hurls himself from the catwalk, into the ink reservoir of the press below. Just then, the entire factory begins to crumble and transform, until the whole place explodes, hurling the Titans back outside. Emerging from the rubble is Daizo, who has taken complete control of Brushogun's powers and transforms himself into a giant, hulking mass of ink and machinery, with Brushogun himself at the center.

An epic final battle ensues and the Titans battle the warped creations that Daizo hurls at them. Eventually, Robin makes his way up the black gooey mountain of evil and makes his way up to Brushogun. Robin asks him if there is a way to defeat him, to which he responds before sinking into the ink that his magic is the very thing making Daizo's plan possible. The only way to ensure victory is to disconnect Brushogun from the printing press for good and breaking the spell. However, Brushogun is fully submerged inside the mass of ink, and Robin is dragged in along with him. Daizo captures Raven and Starfire and overpowers Cyborg, leaving only Beast Boy standing. All hope appears lost until Robin emerges from the sea of ink with Brushogun, and rips him free of the wires that bound him to the printing press. Brushogun is freed from the monstrous conglomeration and the old man fades away in Robin's arms, like ink fading with time. With Brushogun gone, his powers disappear along with them, and the mountain of ink crumbles and dies out for good along with all the evil ink constructs. Robin pulls Starfire from the debris and Daizo is left defeated and exposed as the ink washes away in the rain. After the battle, Robin tries to explain that he was wrong before as well as his true and strong romantic feelings for Starfire, but getting the message, she silences him by simply saying, "Robin, stop talking." The two romantically share their first proper kiss as the other three Titans look on, with Cyborg stating, "Well, it's about time."

Robin and Starfire finally admit their love for each other.

The next morning, with Robin's name cleared and Daizo in prison, the Titans are hailed as real heroes by the people of Tokyo. The Titans also embrace the various marks they left on the city: Beast Boy starts by welcoming his fangirls with open arms, Cyborg is confronted by the chef from the buffet, who has come prepared with a real all-you-can-eat buffet befitting of the titanium Titan, and Raven shows how she wound up becoming the corporate mascot for the gum she found as the only thing she could read. Then, the heroes are awarded medals of honor by the mayor for their actions of unlocking the truth, and the citizens of Tokyo welcome their new heroes. Beast Boy sadly assumes that they have to head for home now, with Robin telling him that Beast Boy had it right the first time: Even heroes need a vacation. Beast Boy then gets excited and decides that for their next vacation, they should go to Mexico. Raven then promptly ends the movie once and for all by slapping Beast Boy unconscious.

The ending credits roll as each of the Titans sing the karaoke version of their theme song.

Characters

Main characters

Supporting characters

Others

Cultural references

  • Brushogun's creations are clear parodies of famous characters from Japanese manga and anime. For more information, see Brushogun.
  • Akira: When Robin and Starfire watch a sumo wrestling match, there are three spectators (seen from behind) dressed like Kaneda, Tetsuo, Yamagata and Kai, characters from the Akira manga and movie.
  • Godzilla: The attack of Deka-Mido is a nod to the Japanese Godzilla and similar monster movies, which remain internationally popular even to this day.
  • Iron Chef: A Japanese cooking show specializing in French cuisine. The Red Chef, who makes several cameos in the Teen Titans series, is a parody of one of the show's two chief cooks, Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai.
  • Super Mario Bros.: A blue-dressed white-haired version of Mario is shown in the arcade screens, along with a Koopa Troopa-resembling turtle enemy and floating blocks.
  • Batman Begins: The scene where Robin is on a motorcycle with the Tokyo troopers in hot pursuit is similar to the car chase from Batman Begins.
  • Terminator II: Judgment Day: The scene where Robin takes out the mugger and takes his jacket and sunglasses, proceeds to enter a bar where he gets into a fight with the patrons, and takes a man's motorcycle, is similar to the first scene with the Terminator in that film.
  • Starfire is seen playing a strange hybrid of DDR, Guitar Hero, and Whack-A-Mole.
  • In the arcade, there is an otaku cosplaying as Ryu from Street Fighter.
  • Raven smacks Beast Boy on the head multiple times, similar to Gibbs in NCIS.
  • During the scene where Robin chases the second Saico-Tek, two monkeys can be seen with a cross on his eyes and mouth. This is a reference of the 1989 movie See No Evil, Do Not Evil.
  • Brushogun falling in love with a woman whom he painted is an allusion to the Greek mythology of Pygmalion, a sculptor who falls in love with his own statue.

Trivia

  • This movie serves as the official series finale for the Teen Titans TV series.
  • This movie aired on Cartoon Network on Friday September 15, 2006. The same day that UPN made its last broadcast on American broadcast television to merge with The WB to form The CW. The WB ceased broadcasting with two days with The WB.
  • This movie marks the final appearances of the Teen Titans (Robin, Raven, Cyborg, Starfire, and Beast Boy).
  • David Slack, the head writer of the series had returned to write this movie after leaving Season Four, which was originally supposed to be the last season of the show.
  • No recurring villain or honorary Titan from the TV Series appears in the movie (except for Aqualad's intro appearance).
  • Although Teen Titans was concluded with this movie, a similar show called Young Justice premiered on Cartoon Network in late November 2010 where Robin, Beast Boy, and Cyborg have made their return.
  • This is the second time Titans Tower was destroyed.
  • This is the second time the Titans went out of town.
  • This is the second time it appears as if a Titan has killed someone.
  • This is the first time the Titans have been seen on vacation.
  • Throughout the movie, the Japanese spelling of some of the Titans' names appear on neon lights.
  • Silkie makes a cameo in the movie during the intro when Robin is packing his bag.
  • The stickers on Beast Boy's suitcase:
    • dp (Doom Patrol)
    • Mega Monkeys 3 (Video game that makes appearances throughout the series)
    • Steel City (Headquarters of Titans East)
    • Tidwell (Moped company from "Employee of the Month")
    • Upper Lamumba (DC Comics research center affiliated with Beast Boy)
    • Ben's: Best Pie in the History of Pie
    • T!
  • When the Titans first arrive in Tokyo, Beast Boy is wearing a tropical shirt (with nothing under it), shorts, sunglasses and sandals. But when they are they are looking around the city, Beast Boy is not wearing sunglasses and is wearing a purple shirt with no sleeves under the tropical one. In the next scene, he is not wearing shorts or sandals. Instead, he is wearing his regular uniform with just the shirt on top.
  • During the DDR/Guitar Hero homage scene, in the background, one can see a boy who closely resembles Beast Boy in terms of appearance and clothes (lacks the green skin and pointy ears). This person was also seen in "Episode 257-494" as the boy watching movies in Beast Boy's flashback of watching TV.
  • Raven is revealed to be multilingual--besides English, she is also fluent in German, Latin, Romanian, Sanskrit and ancient Sumerian. Also, while she did not have as big of an individual adventure in Tokyo like Starfire and the male-Titans did, Raven reveals to Starfire that she somehow wound up as the mascot for a Japanese brand of bubblegum.
  • Somehow, every one of Beast Boy's bad jokes is proven true. For instance, he points out Saico-Tek that "he just wasn't waterproof!", which it turned out otherwise, since Saico-Tek is made of ink. And when he insisted on taking a tour of Wakamono Shuppan, it turns out that the factory is Uehara Daizo's hideout. He even references this at the end, when he tells the other Titans they should have listened to him and taken the tour.
  • When Robin's mugshot appears in the news, his name is written as "ロビん". While this is read as "Robin", it is written in both Katakana and Hiragana, which is a rare, if not unheard of, way of writing names. Properly, as a name originating in another language, would be written entirely in Katakana ("ロビン").
  • This is the only time in the cartoon that Robin's eyes are visible, albeit in a humorously animated fashion (not including "The Sum of His Parts"). This happened when Robin (in disguise) and Starfire tried to kiss the second time after the other Titans interrupted them.
  • Uehara Daizo's transformation into the ink monster is similar to the origin of the Joker and Clayface, archenemies of Batman and Robin, and the Sandman, archenemy of Spider-Man and Hulk.
  • In this movie, the theme song during the end credits is actually sung by the Titans themselves.
  • A portion of this movie was used in the Teen Titans Go! episode, "Dreams", but with different dialogue.
  • This was the second time after Captain Planet and the Planeteers that Janice Kawaye and Scott Menville appeared together
  • The colors Brushogun prints his creations with are the same colors used in regular printers, CMYK: Cyan (Mecha-Boy the Astro-Boy knockoff that Starfire fought against), Magenta (Nya-Nya the cat girl that was messing/fighting with Beast Boy), Yellow (Timoko the yellow, sushi-making robot that chopped up Cyborg), Key (black) (Scarface, the ghost thing Raven fought).

Goofs

  • As Robin jumps the fence on his R-cycle with Starfire behind him, her armband disappears.
  • When Robin enters the interrogation room where Saico-Tek is being held, his hair spikes towards the left side of his head. In the reflection of the mirror, however, his hair spikes towards the right side of his head.
  • Commander Uehara Daizo tells the Titans that the Tokyo Troopers have reduced crime in Tokyo by 200%. This is impossible, as crime cannot be negative. One-hundred percent, or all crime, is the maximum that it can be reduced.
    • He could be just exaggerating.
  • When Robin and Starfire have a heartfelt conversation at the top of the tower, Starfire's armband is missing.
  • At the end, right after the Mayor of Tokyo places the medals on the Titans' heads, they disappear for the rest of the scene.
  • In one of the pictures when Beast Boy is about to touch Raven's nose, Raven's gem is missing.
  • During the Award Ceremony, when the owner of the Sushi shop is about to present the banquet of food, his sandal strap is missing.

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