Mamiko Noto voices Hakko, one of the side characters.
I couldn't tell previously, because Hakko hardly ever says anything and she doesn't have the lilting, more high-pitched voice that Noto normally uses in anime. Hakko is actually the least yuri-ish female character in CANAAN, and she isn't as, uh, prim and proper as many of the other characters Noto has played, like Marimite's Shimako.
I'm also pretty surprised that Miyuki Sawashiro, the seiyuu who plays Canaan,
also voiced Hagino in Blue Drop! (A.k.a. The best yuri series of 2007...after the third season of Marimite. ^^)
Rie Tanaka, the seiyuu who voices Liang Qi,
also played Tomoe in Mai Otome.
I can't be the only person who notices the similarities between the two... ^^;
Finally, Maaya Sakamoto, who has done, like, a million roles, is voicing Alphard! ^^ She isn't a "6 Degrees of Yuri" veteran like Noto, Sawashiro, and Tanaka, but it's pretty awesome to me that she's playing a role in this series.
And I just watched episode 3 today. It was great!! XD In the name of all that is good and holy, if you're following CANAAN and you haven't watched episode 3 yet, watch it a.s.a.p.! There were so many cute moments during Maria and Canaan's
And I loved the conversation they had at the cafe. ^^
Nothing like a day spent together with your
Although the episode ends on a terrible cliffhanger.
I'm not sure which is worse- the fact that there's an emotional wall between Canaan and Maria as a result of Canaan doing what she pretty much had to do, or the fact that if the bomb were real, Maria would have died.
Arghh, I want episode 4 now! (Blasted cliffhangers.)