In some ways, yes. For example, look at this: >>12840232
He actually explains why he's vandalizing the car, whereas in the anime he just kind says "No good person would be driving this kind of car anyway." and leaves it at that, and it doesn't really make sense.
They also cut out the awesome scene where he gets branded after losing at Restricted Rock Paper Scissors. But overall the music and shit in the anime makes up for its shortcomings.