HIMANTURA (PACIFIC RIM)
Himantura is the name of an unused Kaiju concept.
Concept artist Simon Lee described Himantura as “a cross between a stingray and a switchblade”. It is perhaps the most alien of the Kaiju, its design closer to that of the Precursors. Himantura can fold or expand its body open in a manner that it resembles “three creatures in one”.
Lee designed Himantura early 2011. The deisgn of the Kaiju was inspired by bending aluminium. However, the concept was never used in the film.
Simon Lee jokes that he would’ve made Himantura a “Category VI” if he was allowed.
Pacific Rim: Man, Machines & Monsters lists Himantura as “Monster #1