IDW will produce board games, and Funko will produce Pop! Vinyl figures, along with other products, based on The Junji Ito Collection, the anime series tied to the horror manga maestro’s works.  The news was announced by Crunchyroll, which is handling the licensing and streaming the anime. 

In addition to board games, the IDW publishing program will also include Junji Ito art books, coloring books, and tarot cards, beginning in late 2020/early 2021.

In addition to Pop! Vinyl figures, the Funko merch program will include toys, pins, consumables, and other products.

Junji Ito’s works are about to get an even higher profile, as a new animated series based on his manga Uzumaki debuts on Adult Swim this year (see “Junji Ito’s ‘Uzumaki” on Adult Swim”).