You Should Be Listening (Solution)

by Ben Aisen, with line art by DD Liu and coloring by Miriam Gershonson, Halimeda Glickman-Hoch, Yuri Lin, Casey McNamara, Rob Speer and John Wiesemann

There are nine pictures, each containing six anime characters. In each picture, three characters share a Japanese voice actor and the other three share an English voice actor. There is a single notable anime character that both the Japanese voice actor and the English voice actor played, and that character's name fits into the boxes - first the Japanese name in kana and then the English name in letters. As an added hint, the pose in which the six characters appear is taken from the solution character's series.

(Note that names are different in different languages. In particular, a Japanese person's surname is first in Japanese but the given name is first in English. On the other hand, a Westerner's given name is first in both languages.)

1 - Edward Elric (Full Metal Alchemist)
Romi Park as: Toshiro Hitsugaya (Bleach), Ganta Igarashi (Deadman Wonderland), Naoto Shirogane (Persona 4)
Vic Mignogna as: Spirit Albarn (Soul Eater), Fai D. Fluorite (Tsubasa Chronicle), Tamaki Suoh (Ouran High School Host Club)

2 - Ika-musume/Squid Girl (Squid Girl)
Hisako Kanemoto as: Yui Kiriyama (Kokoro Connect), Astelia de Rochefort (Rinne no Lagrange), Yuki Yoshida (Is this a Zombie?)
Christine Marie Cabanos as: Minawa Ando (Mahoromatic), Madoka Kaname (Madoka Magica), Azusa Nakano (K-On)

3 - Tsumugi Kotobuki (K-On)
Minako Kotobuki as: Mitsuko Kongo (Index), Nekomi Nabeshima (Medaka Box), Sen Tokugawa (Samurai Girls)
Shelby Lindley as: Chizuru Aizawa (Squid Girl), Shamal (Lyrical Nanoha), Hitomi Shizuki (Madoka Magica)

4 - Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
Masakazu Morita as: Barnaby Brooks Jr (Tiger & Bunny), Kazuya Hiramaru (Bakuman), Claire Stanfield (Baccano)
Johnny Yong Bosch as: Itsuki Koizumi (Haruhi), Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass), Vash (Trigun)

5 - Rintarou Okabe (Steins;Gate)
Mamoru Miyano as: Masaomi Kida (Durarara!), Takuto Tsunashi (Star Driver), Light Yagami (Death Note)
J. Michael Tatum as: Kraft Lawrence (Spice & Wolf), Kyoya Ohtori (Ouran High School Host Club), Ryosuke Takahashi (Initial D)

6 - Yuki Sohma (Fruits Basket)
Aya Hisakawa as: Minamo Kurasawa (Azumanga Daioh), Ami Mizuno (Sailor Moon), Skuld (Ah My Goddess)
Eric Vale as: America (Hetalia), Trunks Briefs (Dragon Ball), Yuuji Kaidou (Blue Gender)

7 - Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
Kouichi Yamadera as: Ryouga Hibiki (Ranma 1/2), Ryouji Kaji (Evangelion), Mew (Pokemon)
Steven Blum (aka David Lucas) as: Kazuma (Scryed), Roger Smith (Big O), TOM (Toonami)

8 - Suiseiseki (Rozen Maiden)
Natsuko Kuwatani as: Ryouko Asakura (Haruhi), Yue Ayase (Negima), Florette Harvenheit (Chrono Crusade)
Rebecca Forstadt (aka Reba West) as: Rika Furude (When They Cry), Nunnally Lamperouge (Code Geass), Mei Narugesawa (Love Hina)

9 - Kanade Tachibana (Angel Beats)
Kana Hanazawa as: Nadeko Sengoku (Bakemonogatari), Mayuri Shiina (Steins;Gate), Anri Sonohara (Durarara!)
Emily Neves as: Horizon Ariadust (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere), Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad), Ringo Oginome (Penguin Drum)

Use Japanese numerals to extract kana, and Roman numerals to extract letters.

Japanese clue: E-I-GO DE KO-O-SE-KI
English clue: MALE PRONOUN

ORE is the only word that's both an English word for "kouseki" and a Japanese male pronoun, so it is the answer to this puzzle.