An adaptation from manga to anime movie by Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) with catchy mecha design with the touch of Shinji Aramaki. That explained that special feeling I had for Appleseed. Shinji Aramaki is also the mecha designer for Genesis Climber MOSPEADA and his recent project being Halo Legend.
Good things come in pair so there's Deunan and Briareos Hecatonchires in 8" which I had kept for a while after having watching the movie. The manufacturer should be Yamato and I would say they are good representations of the characters more in manga and OVA in 1988. Their shortcomings would be the lack of articulation as the figures could only be posed standing. A few points of articulation on the arms, without optional hands.
One figure which fans would look out for would certainly be Cyborg Briareos. Plus point for well detailed, has a big gun and is sturdy and well-balanced. On the other hand it is a bit of dull figure due to the dark green and grey shades. Interestingly, the magazine of Briareos' big gun can be taken out with the round showing. Deunan Knute might be perceived weak as just human and weaker gender. Well, she still look good in that elite soldier armor suit. Some good color separation and well painted eyes.