I have to admit that I had no intention of focusing an entire "Which Box Art is Better?" post on Nintendo's New Art Academy ... until I saw the Japanese version's cover imagery.
Although I wouldn't exactly call it mind-blowing, I think it's rather elegantly designed and I also like its summery, retro-ish color scheme.
Sadly, I can't pay such compliments to its European counterpart (below), which, at best, I consider to be a cluttered mess.
Here's hoping the North American release's cover art takes its cues from the Japanese iteration and not from the European one.
New Art Academy hit the streets of Europe on Saturday, by the way, and it will follow suit in Japan on Sept. 13. No word yet on when it'll find its way onto North American store shelves.
See also: Previous 'Which Box Art is Better?' posts