Tsukihime was an EXCELLENT soft game. The anime just made a lot of fans angry because it did not have the epic story arcs that were in the game. Furthermore, it tended to get boring, left a lot of the wonderful story twists out, and used the story arc that many felt was mediocre at best. I personally bought the anime looking for epicness, but was disappointed by its lack of action, and lack of badassnes in a lot of characters. Ciel was supposed to be this awesome killing machine, but didn't do too much fighting. Akiha was supposed to have demonic blood, and kick some ass, but that didn't happen. Kohaku was supposed to be, at first a minor character, but was then supposed to end up being a cruel mastermind who has sexual healing abilities. Guess what, she wasn't. It was just an overall disappointment.