4th Era, Force Era, XXXX, X 4th, X Force, Xth Form... it's all coming together. I love Matsuyama.
Oh one other thing to mention about the cost of this movie vs. Spirits Within, which ruined Square's movie ambitions. Square blew all their money trying to mimic real life, like I said. This is pretty standard in CG. You hire motion actors and face actors and you do a technique called "rotoscoping" where you try to get your animation as close as possible to the actor. This requires a lot of render power to look nice, and you use huge supercomputers for this.
Back during G.U., Matsuyama got rid of the actors and the models, and asked his team to really "draw" the faces and the motion from scratch. This is the reason .hack//G.U. and later Naruto had such anime-esque facial expressions, and why all the character movement was so fluid and cinematic. You got a real sense of who Haseo was and how he felt. This was real animation, the kind we grew up with. Every single employee who works at CC2 wears an art apron with markers for sketching/whiteboarding. After six years of doing this, you can bet they're pretty much gods at it, and now they can leverage these skills into making a competitively good-looking movie. They don't need to pay Andy Serkis 8 million dollars to blink for them. They don't need to take 90 takes of each face shot because it dips into uncanny valley. They can just do what they do. They're even doing it for Soul Calibur, if you haven't heard.
If this movie is successful, it'll be interesting to see what's next for this graphics powerhouse Piroshi has unleashed upon the world.