oh? I actually read the manga in most cases, but this time i noticed from looking it up that the anime was made first, and usually the first made of the two is the better -- guess this is an exception. Although if they're both based off the visual novel, i suppose it makes sense that time wouldn't be the factor in which is better. Well, i guess i'll read the manga then, thanks for the tip (probably get to it sooner, too... always takes me forever to start if it's video as opposed to reading)
and btw, thanks for the link, but i tend to prefer downloading, and then viewing with irfanview or a similar image program -- personal preference, just seems more convenient to me. if you're interested, this site is really good for manga downloads: http://www.mangatraders.com/manga/series/755
The anime is alright but the thing is, for the real true effect you've gotta either play the Tsukihime visual novel or read the Manga, which follows a very possible route of Tsukihime. The Naruverse (this setting anyway, which includes Fate/Stay Night, Kara no Kyoukai, and several other things) has a series of sciences and logics behind it (as much as a fantasy setting can anyway) that make things really wrap up and make sense. There is almost an infinite number of ways the anime has portrayed everything incorrectly about Tsukihime.
I understand some releases of things alter things to suit a new audience. Which happens with the Manga, but feels very much like an alternate main route. But then there's the Tsukihime Anime which takes all the original plotline and throws it down wrong, as though the animators themselves had no idea what the hell Tsukihime was before they started working on the project.