Despite of how disgustingly twisted the drawings are, I really like junji Itō's art. His attention to makes the absurd monsters he creats especially grotesque. His visual understanding of depth and perspective bring his damned village to life. But what I appreciate most of all are his character designs.
Despite the simplification of comics, and manga in particular, when Itō draws his characters they maintain their Japanese characteristics. I thinks that's practically unheard of in manga and it's something I've never seen before or since.
This manga is very well drawn and that's what makes it so disturbing to look at some times.