Song began his licensing career at Toei Animation before moving to Crunchyroll where he built a highly successful rights management team before transitioning the company from the licensing model to co-productions and original productions. He was also highly influential in producing over 75 projects, including Crunchyroll’s Originals slate:

  • Blade Runner: Black Lotus with Alcon Entertainment, Warner Media
  • Tower of God, High School God and Nobility with Webtoons
  • Fena: Pirate Princess and Shenmue the Animation with Adult Swim

“Sae’s expertise has set an unmatched standard in today’s highly competitive anime acquisition industry. As evidenced by his work with Mappa, Crunchyroll, Toei Animation and other prestigious organizations, Sae is a outstanding appointment and I am thrilled to see his talents and leadership join us at VIZ Media,” said Brian Ige, Senior Vice President, Animation.

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