I'm a big fan of the art that appeared on the cover of the Japanese version of the game, so I had my fingers crossed that Nintendo's American arm would use it as well.
As you can see in the image below, all of my finger-crossing was for naught.
The Japanese box cover is on the left, while the American box cover is on the right.
Do I still wish Nintendo of America had used the art that appeared on the Japanese version of the game? Sure, but that doesn't mean I dislike the art it decided to use instead. In fact, I think I like both images equally at this point.
Anyway, enough of my vocal vomiting--which piece of cover art do you prefer?
See also: 'Let's play: Which box art is better? (Fragile Dreams edition)'