The anime was OK. They faithfully adapted his work, but it was 100% the same and it feels like they wasted some opportunity. The result was mostly meh for me. Also, no love for Junji Ito's Cat Diary? It's his only non-horror work about him, his wife, and their cats.Let's get some updates in this resurrected thread.
Junji Ito Collection, the anime adaptation of some of Ito's stories, came out in 2018. Some episodes can be found on YouTube, and the complete series is on Crunchyroll.
As for his newer works, Jamini's Box is translating Ito's comic adaptation of No Longer Human. I'm not personally familiar with the book, but I like the story so far. Also, there's titties.
Glad to see this thread revived! I had forgotten about it.
Good timing, because I actually just bought Junji Ito's latest work in English:
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It's called No Longer Human. It's an adaptation on a very popular Japanese novel, similar to when Ito tackled Frankenstein. I haven't read it yet, but apparently it's more focused on the tragedy of the human condition than straight-up horror (but does contain some horror elements). It's gotten good reviews so I'm excited to read it.
My favorite Junji Ito story is the one where an attempted group suicide leads to a discovery about harvesting pearls that grant wishes (?)