Why you ask..
Because Gilbert Blythe is played by Inoue Kazuhiko. I am quite certain that once I watch this.. at least one episode.. I will -never- be able to read the book without Gilbert Blythe speaking in Japanese in Inoue Kazuhiko's voice.
Yay for childhood classics getting bastardized. I love it. (For fear of causing anyone to facepalm with my own brand of grade A+ blasphemy, I think there'd probably be something inherently wrong with masturbating to the book, imagining Inoue's voice in your head.. wouldn't there be? *snickers*) The only person who wouldn't facepalm would be uzukisaru methinks.. and that is only because Saru has made me facepalm quite a bit... and that's not an easy feat.