The first Japanese voice actors auditioned for the role of Mario, the titular character from the video game series Mario Party.
The company that runs the show, Niantic, said the job will last three weeks.
In a video announcing the job, Nippon Television said the role was the most challenging it had ever had to offer.
Niantic has a record of making high-profile, successful, and groundbreaking hires.
Its most recent hires include Masashi Hamauzu, who was a writer on the upcoming Nintendo Switch console.
Hamauzu was hired by Nintendo for the job of writing the game’s “Character Creation” guide.
It also hired Takashi Iizuka, a composer on the recent live-action film, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
For the role, Hamauzu is taking on the role from a character model for the character.
This is his first time acting in Japan, so he said he’s “looking forward to working with a lot of great people.”
Hamauzukas first acting role was in the video-game The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, in which he plays the hero of that game.
He also voiced the titulante in the 2014 animated feature film The Legend Is Dead.
He also voiced a character in the live-drama series The Adventures of Tintin.
The job is a step up from the Japanese voice-over auditions he had earlier in his career.
In the video announcing his job, Hamuczukis father, who worked as a radio announcer in Japan before becoming a voice actor in the United States, said his son has “an amazing voice.”
He said he is “very excited” to work with him.
Hamauukis previous work included the popular Nintendo video-games Super Mario Bros. 2, Yoshi’s Island, and Animal Crossing: Wild World.