Hanasaku Iroha has gotten off to a great start. Good story, with complex characters. Almost like a drama rather than an anime. Great backgrounds and animation. And excellent voice work, especially from Itou Kanae as the lead.
So, wanting to get straight who's who and who plays whom, I have made a characters/seiyuus page, with pics and a bit of info about the characters and their seiyuus.
One thing that struck me as I looked up the seiyuus: a lot of the supporting voices are very active in dubbing foreign TV and film, and even as TV actors. So we can expect some good acting -- and we are getting it, so far.
Click here or on the image to go to the full page:
One of the interesting things here is Omigawa Chiaki's voice: something new, neither the awkward voice nor the moe one.Perhaps it's just because her character is a woman of few words, but I didn't realize it was her until I saw the credits.