Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (DVD)
Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven and Beast Boy are back to save the world in their very first film, Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo.This time, the Teen Titans battle a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, who has sent a high-tech ninja to attack the young heroes. The battle has only begun for the crime fighting five, who pack their bags and take off for Tokyo to take on their newest menace. Yet, the City That Never Blinks might be too much for the teens -- and the mystery of Brushogun too difficult to solve.
Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo
is the first feature-length animated adventure for the popular superhero unit, and its producers pull no punches in delivering a stylish and crowd-pleasing story for the Titans' considerable fan base. Trouble takes the Titans--Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy--to the Land of the Rising Sun after the ninja Saico-Tek assaults Titans Tower. Once in Japan, the team discovers that a mysterious figure known as Brushogen (who is considered only a myth by the authorities) is behind Saico-Tek and a horde of anime-inspired creatures that are laying waste to Tokyo. Will the Titans locate Brushogen before his monsters cause more havoc? And will the long-simmering emotions shared by Robin and Starfire finally come to a head in this exotic location? The answers, of course, are all to be found in this 75-minute blast, which gives the Titans
faithful all the action and smart scripting they've come to expect from the weekly series, as well as a few pleasant surprises and numerous nods to Japanese pop culture. The DVD is fleshed out by two supplemental features: "The Lost Episode," which aired only on the Postopia.com site, and an interactive game, "Robin's Underworld Race Challenge." --Paul Gaita