When a Japanese villain attacks Titans Tower, Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy spring into action. When Robin finds out that Saico-Tek was sent by a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, the Teen Titans travel to Tokyo to track the villain down. Meanwhile Robin and Starfire are considering that maybe it's time that they finally reveal their feelings for each other.moreless
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Scarface, Japanese Biker
Raven can't read Japanese, so how did she read the story of Brushogun?
If Trouble in Tokyo takes place after "Calling All Titans," then the Titans could have called on Bushido, who is a Japanese Titan, for help.
While packing for Japan, Starfire uses alien technology to pack her clothes but in "Betrothed" she packs normally.
The person that does the voice of Commander Uehara Daizo in this movie also does the voice of Kaz from he popular TV show, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi.
Saico-Tek during the battle at the beginning, and the giant monster encountered by the Titans, both manage to regenerate extensive damage from Cyborg's sonic gun. However, during the final battle, relatively minor damage, which can't be critical by definition, simply causes the monsters to dissolve.
While the Titans are on the elevator with Commander Daizo, look carefully. The Titans are on one side at first, but when we zoom away and only see their shadows in the sunrise, they are on opposite sides of the elevator as they were before.
Referring to the part where Beast Boy is called an Otaku by the school girl. In Japan, Otaku is actually an insult, meaning extreme fan. These types of people usually revolve their lives around the series they are obsessed with.
When Robin is fighting Saico-Tek for the second time, when he gets kicked in the face, the ink on his face does not show until the next shot.
When Robin says, "Pack your things; we're heading for Tokyo" at the beginning, the wind is blowing his cape to the side, but not his hair.
Beast Boy's outfit was made to accommodate his powers, shouldn't the pink shirt he was wearing rip to shreds when he transformed?
At the end of the movie, Robin is dragged into the waterfall of ink as he tries to save Brushogon. When he comes out of the ink, his suit is dirty, but in the next shot, it is spotless.
When the Titans are on the stage after they save the day, Starfire's armband is missing.
When Starfire and Robin are in the arcade, you can see on one of the screens a figure dressed in white jumping over bricks that looks very much like Mario.
And when Robin and Starfire were watching sumo wrestling, a guy was wearing a jacket from famous Japanese manga AKIRA.
Before the mayor gives the Titans the medals (at the end), you can see them on the screen; the Titans are standing pretty close together. But when the view lowers to show them standing on the stage, there is a gap between Cyborg and Robin.
When Raven is fighting that ghost monster, it makes black streaks on her cloak, however, when the monster wraps around her and drags her to the ground, the streaks are gone.
When Raven first gets the book about Brushogun, it is just like normal Japanese books, the spine on the right side of the book. But when she shows it to the rest of the Titans, it's an American-style book, with the spine on the left.
The character ' is transcribed as 'a'. As the mints were small and round and in a round tin, this could be a reference to Altoids, which uses a round tin for it's line of sour mints.
When Robin and Starfire were holding hands, Starfire was sort of leaning over, which made her the same height as Robin.
Robin should be able to differentiate between colored ink and blood by 1, the smell.
The chef in this movie looks like Mario from the game.
Starfire pulls three packs of breath mints out of her uniform. Does her uniform even have pockets?
After the first attempt to kiss, Starfire shouldn't be able to fly away from Robin. Her powers should have been affected like what happened in "Stranded."
If you look closely, when Starfire is playing that DDR Guitar Hero mix game, you see Beast Boy without green skin.
When Robin is talking to Commander Uehara Daizo on the bridge in the comic book place where Brushogun is, his cape is behind his shoulders. But in the next shot, Robin's cape is over his shoulders.
After the Titans are given the medals, in the next scene, suddenly the medals are gone.
Why when Robin was talking to Saico-Tek, Saico-Tek's mouth wasn't moving?
Robin's suit was pretty banged up after he fought Saico-Tek. Yet when Starfire gives it back to him, it is in mint condition.
Although it could have been his spare clothes that he packed before heading to Tokyo. Remember that he leaves his clothes in a dark alley and Starfire couldn't have enough time to search for it in time to save Robin from the Tokyo troopers.
The tears in Robin's shirt disappear when he is seen in jail cell.
Leaving the T-Ship, Beast Boy was wearing his pink Hawaiian shirt and uniform pants, but not his uniform shirt and gloves. When the Titans are walking down the streets of Tokyo, his shirt and gloves appear once again.
When the T-Ship takes off from Titans Tower, the bridge in the background is missing its support cables.
Why is it that, when Raven throws the cars at the monster, they simply bounce off, neither breaking on contact or when they land on the ground?
If this movie was originally suppose to take place between seasons four and five, does that mean that Robin and Starfire were a couple in season five?
When Cartoon Network shows commericals of Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo, Cyborg's voice sounds really different.
At the beginning, during the opening credits, Cyborg packs spare parts (including a spare head), Beast Boy packs a bunch of stuff, Raven packs only a toothbrush, Starfire packs with a Tamaranean creature, and Robin packs spare clothes, having to disturb Silkie's nap.
While in Japan, Starfire and Robin talk on top of some roof and express their feelings for each other. Robin uses breath spray in his mouth and fixes his hair in the reflection of his birdarang, and Starfire checks her armpits and takes a lot of breath mints, because they believe they're about to kiss. This is their first interrupted kiss, as Robin stops because he realized something about Brushogun. This devastates Starfire.
Brushogun is not just a legend. His story is as follows: "Long ago a manga artist fell in love with the woman he drew, so he used Japanese black magic to make her come alive from the pages, but demonic forces fused the magic into the artist forming the creature Brushogun who can make the colors of artist's ink come alive to form creatures, robots, ninjas, catgirls etc. into reality."
Each Titan sings a part in the theme song at the end credits. Raven does the part with "Teen Titans go..."
Robin and Starfire attempt to kiss twice, and finally kiss at the end when Robin saves Starfire.
Cyborg & Beast Boy: (together) Who's chasing you?? Chefs-Girls!!!!!
Starfire: Must we always be heroes? Are we capable of nothing else? Can we not, for a few moments be something.... more?
Starfire: (to Robin) Do not blame Robin for the wild chasing of the goose.
Starfire: Yes, Robin?
Robin: You know you're my...best friend, right?
Starfire: And you are mine.
Robin: I never want anything to get in the way of that.
Starfire: Nothing ever could.
Robin: I know.
Starfire: Then...we have nothing to fear. (about to kiss)
Raven: (To Vendor) I know English, German, Latin, Romanian, Ancient
Sumerian, and Sanskrit. Do you have anything I can read?
Robin: A hero is what I am, nothing more. If you don't like it...?
Starfire: Robin, I like it more than you'll ever know.
Robin: So the criminals are all connected.
Raven: Because they were all created by the same person.
Cyborg: I guess you're not a wanted man anymore.
Robin: I wouldn't say that. (scene shows Starfire and Robin holding hands as he says it)
Robin: (after the detective is defeated) I think I was wrong before.
Starfire: You do?
Robin: Maybe, a hero isn't all that I really am. Maybe I could be, maybe we could be...
Starfire: Stop talking. (Starfire & Robin finally kiss)
Cyborg: Well, it's about time.
Robin: (to Starfire) Umm, Starfire? Why did you just... kiss that guy?
Starfire: Oh, the people of my planet are able to learn any language instantaneously through lip contact.
Cyborg: So you speak Japanese now?
Cyborg: That's great!
Robin: Yeah. Great.
Nya-Nya: (giggles) Otaku?
Beast Boy: Otaku? I think that means I'm cute...
Beast Boy: (singing karaoke) I will obey the traffic rules
I will eat everything without likes or dislikes!
Earthquakes, lightning, fire... dad!
Grammar, math, science, social studies
There is nothing I am afraid of!
Teen Titans! GO!
Hooooooler my name
Half your troubles will be gone!
Papa's schedule control
Mama's weight control
Wishes are endless!
Teen Titans. Go.
Good night Tokyo!
Nya-Nya: (to Beast Boy in Japanese; translation) I love to discipline cute animals. I look forward to tormenting you. Close your eyes... this will hurt!
Cyborg: Think you can make a meal out of me? You don't have the guts.
(the yellow robot eats Cyborg's sonic cannon)
Cyborg: Or maybe you do have the guts.
Beast Boy: Ugh! How am I supposed to pick up hot Japanese girls with a big green stain on my shirt?
Raven: Your skin is green, you have fangs, and your ears are pointed. You're really worried about the shirt?
Beast Boy: Hey! Chicks dig the ears!
Robin: This doesn't make sense. People don't just disappear.
Cyborg: I don't know what to tell you, man. The crime scanner's one of the only things we got working in this place, and it can't find him anywhere.
Raven: I can't make psychic contact, either.
Starfire: Perhaps this Saico-Tek possesses the power of teleportation?
Robin: If he could teleport, he would have done it the moment he was caught.
Beast Boy: Oh! Oh! Maybe he just wasn't waterproof.
(Raven & Cyborg glare at him evily and growl)
Beast Boy: I know. Not helping.
(Note: Beast Boy was actually right, which makes this even funnier)
Raven: What a mess.
Beast Boy: Aw, I really need a vacation.
Cyborg: (Sadly) I can rebuild my car. I can repair my tower. But my sofa? (Starts crying) I can't even look.
(Beast Boy falls and hangs onto Raven's forcefield)
Beast Boy: Okay, am I the only who's sick of these "explode-y" things?
Raven: Does this look like a taxi to you?
Beast Boy: No. It's way too flat and circular.
(Raven creates a hole in her forcefield; Beast Boy falls)
Raven: Anybody got a clue what this genuis is after?
Cyborg: Who cares what he wants? What he's getting is a helping of grade-A butt-whoop.
Robin: (to Saico-Tek) Since you're new in town, we're going to make this very simple.
Starfire: Stop now.
Cyborg: Yeah, man. The locals don't like it when you blow up their stuff.
Robin: Put your hands in the air and--
(Saico-Tek flies away)
Beast Boy: Hands in the air, dude. Not your whole body.
Robin: (distracting the monster in Japan from Starfire) Hey! Your mother was a salamander!
Beast Boy: Dudes, seriously... when was the last time we took a vacation?
Robin: Never. We're heroes, Beast Boy. We don't take vacations.
Cyborg: Tokyo. We made it. (To Robin) Told you it was a left at Hawaii.
Robin: Pack your things. We're heading for Tokyo.
Beast Boy: Sweet! We're going on vacation!
Beast Boy: Ohhh, yeah! Hello, Japan! So, when do we get to go see the Great Wall?
Raven: Never. It's in China.
(Beast Boy & Cyborg are looking at a newspaper)
Beast Boy: (about Robin) And he was telling us to stay outta trouble.
Robin and Starfire finally kiss at the end.
The Teen Titans have been around the world throughout the series: they went to Japan in Trouble in Tokyo, Steel City in "Titans East Pt.2," Siberia in "Snowblind," The Arctic Circle in "Kole" and Paris in "Calling All Titans." Robin has been to Morocco in "Trust" and Raven went to the Alps in "Hide and Seek."
The movie's soundtrack was released on July 22nd, 2008.
Though this is the last Teen Titans story animated, Teen Titans Go #39 is specifically set after the movie.
This was the only instance to feature death and suffering. Brushogun was losing his lifeforce while Daizo drained him to use his powers and he finally died when Robin freed him in the end.
This is the second time in which Starfire and Robin kiss, the first time is in "Go!"
Starfire's clothes look blue in the sunset.
Look Hard: The guy on the train in Jump City is the same guy Beast Boy asked directions from in Japan.
Beast Boy's transformations: bird, cheetah, turtle, bird, pterodactyl, puppy, pterodactyl, bird, gorilla, T-Rex, turtle, octopus, fish, gorilla, bear, T-Rex, rhino, pterodactyl, dog, elephant, snake, bear, rhino, bird, T-Rex.
The DVD is released on the same day as:
American Psycho, Baywatch - Season 3, Ben 10: The Complete Season 1, Bratz - Glitz 'N' Glamour, Charmed - The Complete Seventh Season, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Crossing Delancey, Dead Mary, A Summer Place, 2007 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - Boise State Broncos vs. Oklahoma Sooners, 10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace.
The movie is 75 minutes long.
This episode was aired as an hour-long movie on September 15, 2006.
In the arcade scene, one of the first boys standing near Robin looks very much like a white, normal-human version of Beast Boy.
The Beast Boy karaoke scene is shown on Episode 2 of Twentyfourseven when Cipes, the voice actor for Beast Boy, is shown in a session recording his singing.
Titans' names in Japanese:
Robin - Robinu
Starfire - Sutarufure
Cyborg - Shiborugu
Beast Boy - Beasutsu Boyu
Raven - Rabenu
A steel city sticker can be seen on Beast Boy's suitcase. As well as Tidwell, Mega Monkey's 3, Ben's best pie in the history of pie.
A common theme in this movie are the colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black (or key). Those colors, collectively called CMYK, are one of the most common color models used in four color printing and design.
Robin is seen for the first time without a mask.
The first time Robin and Starfire attempt to kiss (on top the building), Robin starts to close his eyes. But in the end when they kiss in the rain, Robin's eyes are wide open.
The T-Car get's blown up again in the movie. Which seems to be a running gag in the series.
When the Saico-Tek escapes, Beast Boy suggests he wasn't water proof. After watching the movie, it actually turns out he was right.
When the Titans are singing the theme song at the end (also when Beast Boy sings it in the bar), they are singing the Japanese version direct-to-English translation.
Beast Boy: I will obey the traffic rules
Robin: I will eat everything without likes or dislikes
Starfire: Eathquakes lightning fire dad
Grammar math science social studies
There is nothing I am afraid of
Teen Titans go!
Cyborg: Holler holler holler holler holler holler holler my name
Half of your troubles will be gone
Raven: Papa's schedule control
Mama's weight control
Wishes are endless
Teen Titans go.
Beast Boy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
All: Teen Titans!
This marks the third time that Robin has to disguise as a bad guyor villain. The first was in "Masks" and the second was "Apprentice." Even though in this disguise, Starfire is able to recognize him. He also wasn't saving his friends from another villain like in "Apprentice" or endangering his friends like in "Masks." Although this time, he was disguised as a villain to find a villain, Brushogun.
Villain(s): Commander Uehara Daizo, Nya-Nya, Mecha-Boi, Deka-Mido & Saico-Tek.
Raven becomes a bubble gum mascot at the end.
After Starfire kisses the Japanese boy to learn Japanese, he says 'daisuke' which means 'big like' - he basically said he loves her.
One of the robots Daizo sends after the Titans looks suspiciously like Astroboy, a huge anime and manga in Japan.
About 32 minutes into the movie Kaneda, a main character from the anime Akira can be seen amidst the crowd.
Aqualad makes a very brief cameo when the Titans were travelling to Tokyo.
Beast Boy gets a fanclub of girls in Japan, so many that he has to run.
What the Titans Were Doing in Tokyo on Their Free Time:
Robin & Starfire: Played in the arcade and discussed their relationship.
Beast Boy: Was chasing girls and singing karaoke for them in a bar.
Cyborg: Was eating at an All-You-Can-Eat buffet.
Raven: Was searching for something to read.
The first kissing scene, between Robin and Starfire, is on top of "Tokyo Tower."
This is the second time Beast Boy says that chicks dig pointy ears. The first was when Beast Boy and Terra went out in "Betrayal."
The robot that fought Starfire, Mecha-Boi, can be seen on the back of one of Beast Boy's comics earlier in the movie.
The Japanese police force look similar to that of the Jump City Police Force.
Due to his cunning and dark appearance, Daizo seems like a Japanese version of Slade.
Look Hard: Among the stickers on Beast Boy's suitcase, there's a "Tidwell" and "T!" sticker, referring back to the Tidwell 3000 moped he had in "Employee of the Month." There's also a "Mega Monkeys 3" sticker, referring back to Beast Boy's videogame in "Crash." In addition, there's also a "Ben's" sticker with an animated picture of Ben on it, which is a reference to series director, Ben Jones.
When the Titans start to fly, you see the map from where the Teen Titans took off. The Teen Titans live in California, because if you look closely, you can see the coast of California.
Apparently, Robin didn't know why Starfire kissed him when they first met. This means that Starfire never told anyone of Tamaranians way to learn different languages.
Robin is arrested and sent to jail in this episode.
We learn that Brushogun had sent the ninja to contact the Titans, not harm them.
Running Gag: Raven constantly hits Beast Boy throughout the movie.
Robin changes into a different outfit for the fifth time in the series. The first was Red X in "Masks," for the the prom in "Date With Destiny." For Slade in the "Apprentice" episodes and for his trek up the mountain in"The Quest."
It turns out that Beast Boy's first suspicious place, the comic store, was actually, Brushogun's hideout after all.
Beast Boy is called an "Otaku" in this episode. He mistakenly thinks it means "cute." It really means a variety of geek, fanboy or fangirl, particularly one obsessed with such hobbies as anime and manga.
When Saico-Tek attacks the bus, if you look hard, you can see one of the chat room users from "For Real."
When Robin and Starfire are about to kiss the second time and Beast Boy comes barging in, Robin's glasses fall off slightly. You can see his eyes!
Team episode (more of a Robin and Starfire episode).
Running Gag: Beast Boy keeps asking for vacations. He said that they should go to Mexico next.
Cyborg's T-Car returns and it gets destroyed again.
Raven reveals she knows English, German, Latin, Romanian, Ancient Sumarian, and Sanskrit, but not Japanese.
This marks the second time we see Starfire kiss someone to learn another language. Starfire kisses a random Japanese guy when the Teen Titans reach Japan, and then Robin starts to get jealous.
This movie mostly focuses on Robin and Starfire's relationship.
We find out Cyborg has a spare head.
All the Titans sing the theme song in the credits. But due to the original airing of it on Friday's, it was not heard.
Robin and Starfire finally kiss.
The movie will be released on DVD on October 17th for $19.98. As a special bonus, the DVD includes the Postopia cereal promo, "The Lost Episode"! This half-length episode was woefully missing from past DVD releases, but now fans who missed it during its promotional run will get their chance! There'll also be a "Robin's Underworld Race Challenge" feature, most likely an interactive DVD game.
This marks the only time that the Teen Titans have experienced any sort of vacation.
It is likely that the Tokyo song from Puffy AmiYumi will be used in this movie.
Was originally titled "Teen Titans: Tokyo."
This movie will be direct to video.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day: Robin
The scene where Robin takes the mugger's jacket and sunglasses, and then proceeds to enter a bar, where he fights with the patrons and then takes a mans motorcycle is very similar to the opening scene of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 series)
Raven slaps Beast Boy in the back of the head whenever he says or does something stupid. This is just like how Raphael slaps Michaelangelo when he does something stupid in Ninja Turtles.
This is one of the languages Raven lists in which she can speak fluently, though Ancient Sumerian has been effectively extinct from around the turn of the 3rd and the 2nd millennium BC, but continued to be used as a classical language for two more millennia.
Mecha-Boi, Nya-Nya, and the yellow robot: Appearance
Mecha-Boi, the blue ink boy Starfire fights, is an homage to legendary Japanese animated character Astroboy. Nya-Nya, the catgirl, is an homage to Ana Puma from Dominion Tank Police. The yellow robot that Cyborg fights is an homage to Boss Borot from Mazinger.
In the final scene where Robin and Starfire kiss, Cyborg says, "Well, it's about time!" This scene is reminiscent of the scene in "Wild Cards Part 2," where Green Lantern John Stewart kissed Hawk Girl which is followed by those same words being uttered by a woman in a casino playing the slot machine. Notice also that this scene involves an Earth male and an alien female.
The woman Brushogun tried to bring to life in the story looked oddly like Madame Rouge, without the outfit.
Daizo: (jumps into a vat of ink)
The scene in which Commander Daizo jumps into the vat of ink to escape Robin is reminiscient of the famous scene in which Batman causes the Joker to be created.
One of the background characters seen in the movie wears a red jacket with a capsule logo on it, identical to the ones worn by members of Shotaro Kaneda's biker gang in the famous anime movie, Akira.
When the young artist was turning into Brushogun years ago, he sort of looks like Venom from the Spider-Man series (but without the spider logo on his chest).
Sakura: Boat Scene
In the boat scene, the petals falling on Robin and Starfire are Sakura or cherry blossom petals, the Sakura flower is very famous in Japan.
In Robin's mugshot, his booking number (DC 38-04-40) refers to the comic issue and date of the first appearance of Robin, Detective Comics #38 April 1940.
The monster Raven had to fight looks like No Face from the movie, Spirited Away.
Robin & Starfire: Japanese Style
The scene just before Robin and Starfire kiss for the second time and are interrupted... focus mainly on the way they are sitting in the house and how Starfire gives Robin a new uniform. They are both kneeling traditional Japanese style, and the way Starfire gives him his new clean uniform resembles the first steps in greeting of a Geisha to her guest. (Starfire being the Giesha, and Robin being the guest. Oh, and the uniform being the politely handed cup of Tea.)
Karaoke Bar: Ganguro Kogal
During the Karaoke Bar scene, where Beast Boy is singing amongst the other school girls, there is a tanned girl with blonde pigtails and hyper pink clothes, and white eye make-up: this type of girl is called a "Ganguro Kogal."
Ganguro means "Dark Skin" (opposite of Ganguro Gals are "Ganjiru Kogals"). Ganjiru means "Pale Skin."
Vertical Electric Sign: Three Monkey Heads
The sign depicts the Three Wise Monkeys. The two seen are Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil.
The game itself is an interactive game, which is very popular in Japan. It combines both Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero to create a rock star game. Also, the stuffed animals for the destroying of the guitar look like Glen Murakami.
Commander Uehara Daizo: Appearance
Daizo's outfit bears a striking resemblance to the wardrobe of Inspector Koichi Zenigata from the anime series Lupin III.
Headquarters: Star Wars
When the Japanese Commander shows the Titans his headquarters, the troopers and their training courses are based on those of Kamino in Star Wars Episode II--Attack of the Clones.
The Green Monster: Appearance
The green monster the Titans fight looks like a mixture of the Japanese monster Godzilla and the English monster Gorgo.
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