Oh Totoro, how I just want to pounce on your big, furry belly! The titular character from My Neighbor Totoro is one of anime's most adorable creations. But take away the fur and the fat, and you get something quite unsettling.

Via Albotas, this is the work of artist J‚ėÖRYU. Check out more of his work on his official site and over at the art collective to which he belongs.

For more on the Totoro as God of Death theory, read this.


Creepy But Awesome My Neighbor Totoro Art [Albotas]

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