Fan of actor from Fate, Bleach, and Detective Conan franchises wanted to hire an imitator, but got a response from the actor himself.

With schools on summer vacation, a lot of people in Japan are looking for part-time jobs to earn a little extra cash during their break. Working in the retail or food service are two of the most common options, but Japanese Twitter user Miku (@_sxR16xo on Twitter) tweeted an offer for a position that’s much more unique, and also lucrative.

Miku is an anime fan, and particularly enamored with voice actor Ryotaro Okiayu, whose roles include Fate/Zero’s Berserker, Prince of Tennis’ Kunimitsu, Bleach’s Byakuya, and Detective Conan/Case Closed’s Fumimaro. Miku is so fond of Okiayu’s voice that she could listen to it all day long, and in hopes of achieving that dream, or at least a reasonable imitation of it, she sent out the following tweet.

https://twitter.com/_sxR16xo/status/1020156962808389632

“I want to hire someone who can impersonate Ryutaro Okiayu’s voice. If there’s anyone out there who can, will you do a gig at my house? I’ll pay you one million yen [US$8,900] for the day.”

That’s an astounding sum of money for one day of part-time pretend voice acting work. As a matter of fact, it’s so high that you might think it goes beyond amateur status and is actually professional-level, and you’d be totally right, since less than two hours after Miku posted her tweet, she got a response from

Okiayu himself!

The veteran voice actor replied with:

“If you’re paying one million yen, you can hire me several times over.”

Oddly enough, Miku hasn’t replied directly to Okiayu’s message, though she did later tweet “I love [Detective Conan’s] Fumimaro more than anyone else in the world, so for him, I’d be willing to spend as much as I can.”

▼ Fumimaro

Whether she’s actually going to put her money where her mouth is remains to be seen, but in the meantime, if you’re an anime fan with a spare million yen burning a hole in your pocket, and there aren’t any life-size figures you want to buy, Okiayu will be happy to take that money off your hands.

Source: @/_sxR16xo via Jin
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