I am sorry, but comparing a remake that has very, very little to do with the original (apart from the Skull Man's costume, and the name-drop of Kagura Tatsuo, everything is totally different) is not real criticsm. If you'd compare this anime to say, others of the same genre, that'd be the proper comparison. I am actually curious about that, per se, as I don't watch much anime alltogether, I especially shirk away from 40-50 episode long ones due to the padding, but if you can name some that have such an ongoing plot compressed into about 13 episodes, with quality writing, I'd be interested to check them out. (If they have anthros, that'd be the icing on the cake). ;)
This was posted on a message board, some 2 years ago. I contacted the poster, as he said he'd post more if people could identify the names of some of the characters for him (like Tetsurou or Rena). I'll keep you posted if I get more, of course.
I took about 60 screenshots of Sayoko for reference yesterday ('cause Diablo III once again had a server update, darn you Blizzard), I will probably sketch her soon.