Kamacuras in Son of Godzilla

Kamacuras (カマキラス, Kamakirasu), also known as Gimantis, is a species of giant mantis monster that appeared as the secondary antagonists in the film Son of Godzilla in in 1967.


Kamacuras looks like a giant brown mantis with large orange lensed eyes. In the Showa era, Kamacuras is 50 meters tall, 65 meters long, and weighs 2,800 tons. In Godzilla: Final Wars, Kamacuras is 40 meters tall, 90 meters long, and weighs 20,000 tons.


Kamacuras was a type of giant praying mantis native to Sollgel Island. When the United Nations' weather-controlling experiment went awry and produced a radiation storm, the mantises were mutated into giant monsters called Kamacuras.

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