I'll preface this by saying that I've only been on the Anaheim version, so my view is biased. That being said, I think the fire motif works better than the crystal/cool-colors motif. On a visceral level, most people react more violently to the warm colors.
I've heard that the tornado and ring effects are extremely cool, and I don't doubt it. It'd be nice if one or both of them made it to Anaheim in some way, shape, or form.
I've also seen many photos of the queue, and to be honest, I think I prefer the Forbidden Eye queue. The Tokyo version seems much more open--the mild sense of claustrophobia in the Anaheim cue enhances the feel of the ride.
I've heard that the Tokyo ride vehicles feel a little more electronic in their rocking movements because of the different mechanisms used for the motion simulation. Anaheim's vehicles supposedly feel more like actual troop transports on bumpy terrain.