Famitsu seem to have it in for the Tales series – whilst they have frequently featured the games on their covers, the artist they retain to provide these illustrations leaves much to be desired in a number of areas…
Their new Tales of Hearts cover is but the latest in a long line of such covers:
Presumably someone, somewhere, must like him a lot? Or perhaps he is simply an acquired taste?
The man responsible for these works is 松下進 / Susumu Matsushita – he has an artbook out if you are enamoured of his style.