In an attempt to appease those who would freak, a slipcover with an English-language version of the original cover will be released with the December issue of Yen+.
But as you might imagine, that simply isn't enough for many fans. While many were supportive and some quite like the image, others cancelled their preorders and loudly demanded a change back. A large number claimed to support the concept of making the cover more accessible to non-otaku in the US, but didn't like this specific image.
Honestly, I would have to say I'm in the latter category. I think the image doesn't really represent the story very well-- which I could live with just fine, except I also suspect it's really badly photoshopped. What is going on with that weird dead-looking chunk of skin around her neck? And it also looks like they tried to shop her breast smaller, which is fine in theory I guess, but makes the breast look very...odd.
That said, I understand Yen and Hachette's need to publish the book in a way that will appeal to readers outside of the established market (i.e. English-speaking otaku who actually buy stuff), but what do you guys think-- will this cover do it?