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After Jenna says she'd like to have a relationship in her life like 'James Franco' does with Kimiko, his anime human pillow-girl, James Franco exclaims, lovingly, "Kimiko-tan!". The Japanese language uses honorific suffixes with people's names, and "-tan" is a less common, baby-talk version of "-chan," a particle added to the names of children and loved ones. By using "-tan", a rather obscure Japanese particle signifying endearment, James Franco's character signifies that he is even more into the extreme anime-fan culture than the average anime fan.
The unusual romantic interest of 'James Franco''s character is part of a real Japanese subculture that was detailed in a July 2009 New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/magazine/26FOB-2DLove-t.html).
Frank's trucker hats say "One Tone" (red letters on a red hat) and "I Tried".

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