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Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo is a made-for-TVmovie based on the popular 2003-2006 Animated SeriesTeen Titans, produced for Cartoon Network by Warner Bros. animation. It was the last original Teen Titans material to air on Cartoon Network before the show went into reruns.After Titans Tower is nearly destroyed by a sentai-esque, paint-themed assailant, apparently for no reason, the Teen Titans decide to get to the root of the problem and head for Japan, where they believe the villain came from. Once there, they hear word of a fantastic underworld figure named Brushogun, who may be behind the unexplained attack...even though a team of Japanese troopers whose job it is to keep Tokyo safe from threats too great for the regular police insist that such a person is nothing but folklore and doesn't really exist. Discouraged, the Teen Titans put the matter aside and explore the city, until, unexpectedly, an attack by a group of bizarre monsters leads them to believe that there may be much more to the Brushogun "myth" than they have been told.
The Cuckoolander Was Right: When Saiko-tek somehow totally vanishes right in front of Robin after kicking open the sprinkler systems, Beast Boy jokingly suggest that he "just wasn't waterproof". As it turns out, he was made out of paint, so he really wasn't!
When the gang first arrives in Tokyo, the one place Beast Boy really wants to visit is a comic book factory. Wouldn't you know it, that's where the Big Bad's hideout is.
Conservation of Ninjutsu: The Titans have a hell of a time defeating the first Saico-tek. Robin then faces the second Saico-tek one-on-one evenly, while the others get curbstomped in their respective one-on-one fights. At the end, they're taking out hoards of the same enemies at once.
Distress Ball: Starfire. She actually forgets that she can fly and has to be snatched out of the air mid-drop by Robin, who has no super-powers. Ironically, one fan once remarked on a forum that if such a thing ever happened she would be called out on it, as it would be an obvious ploy to attract Robin's attention. Instead it was played painfully straight.
Dope Slap: Raven does this to Beast Boy in the end, just before the credits.
Eat That: The Chef, trying to discourage Cyborg from eating everything in his restaurant.
Foreshadowing: Saico-Tek uses pair of jitte, a weapon commonly associated with the police.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: During the Gratuitous English karaoke scene, Beast Boy morphs into a number of animals. He turns into an octopus—while striking the classic "seduction on a bed" pose. Yes. You read it right. They had the balls to put in a tentacle rape reference. Just wow.
Glowing Eyes of Doom: In addition to the usual ones of Starfire and Raven, Brushogun toward the end as Daizo forces him to use his powers.
The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Early in the movie as the Titans prepare for their trip to Japan, we see the individual members each packing for their trip; Robin methodically selecting a spare suit and suitcase, Beast Boy throwing everything he owns into a suitcase and turning into a mammoth to squash everything down so he can fit it all in; Cyborg packing spare limbs, Starfire using a vacuum-nosed animal as a living handbag...and Raven walking into a bathroom and selecting a toothbrush.
Mecha-Mooks: Well, technically magic-ink-construct mooks, but still...
Moment Killer: Robin ruins the first moment himself. The second time Robin and Starfire are just about to kiss, the rest of the Titans walk in and interrupt that moment. Funnily enough, they don't seem to suspect a thing.
No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Robin does this to one of the ink Mooks which leads to his imprisonment. May come off as Nightmare Fuel to some because the atmosphere was so tense, and then it gets to you: Robin actually starts to look like the criminal to both the police's AND THE VIEWER'S EYES.
A little less noticeable, but the story of how Brushogun and the ink monsters came to be is terribly similar to the Painter who tried to use ink dissolved with a Shikon Fragment to create his own personal version of the Hime that he was in love with in chapters 56-58 of the InuYasha manga. Inuyasha defeats him, though. The other similarity is that whenever one of his Ink Oni are killed they collapse in an explosion of ink, blood and guts, much like Brushogun did when killed by the Titans...minus the blood and guts.
Tragic Monster: Brushogun is little more than a tired old man who's been enslaved to a complete and total Narcissist who uses him to create false threats for him to defeat. He's more than happy to finally finish dying after freed from his bindings.
Unwanted Harem: Beast Boy gets one of these. At first it's subverted in that he has no qualms about being Covered in Kisses, then it's played straight when it becomes apparent his new fangirls won't let him leave.
They're quite clingy in an almost Yandere sort of way.