I confess I’m still not especially caught up in the story for this arc, which I’m enjoying mostly for the fanservice and the cat. It’s certainly the weakest in the series dramatically, even if it is allowing Mori-sensei to express her artistic talents in truly breathtaking fashion, and I’d be just as happy if we were to move on fairly soon. It’ll be at least two months, though, as there’s no new Otoyomegatari chapter next month.
One thing seems pretty clear – Anis is a lot more attracted to her new friend Shirin that she is to her husband, and Mori is pushing the yuri angle pretty much openly at this point. Anis’ tepid response to her husband’s declaration that he loves her despite her modest proportions pretty much says it all – the impression is that she was asking to get an idea whether Shirin might be dissatisfied with her lack of curvature rather than out of any interest in what her husband might have thought.
Given that it’s pretty clear where things are headed and we haven’t really been given much reason to feel connected to any of the characters, this is one of those situations where the destination is more the point than the journey. Let’s see this arc get where Mori intends to take it, and move on to something a little more compelling.