If the 2nd segment in the premiere wasn’t an indication of what viewers can expect from this series for the most part then episode 2 should be a clearer indication.
So angel mom asked Hime’s mom to have Hime be a one time model for her magazine. At a bookstore Nozomi noticed the magazine. She couldn’t believe the beauty and the cutie were the same girl. Akechi (Yuri girl #1) was nearby and she confirmed it was the same person. Akechi took the opportunity to coerce Nozomi into trying out modeling too…by sort of using blackmail.
Unsurprisingly Akechi just wanted to play dress up with Nozomi. Nozomi again tried to walk away but again Akechi said she may reveal Hime’s “part-time job”
The next day Kyoko brought up the magazine and Hime explained it was more a one-time favor than a part-time job since centaur models are very rare. Hime then admitted her dream job was either in the medical world or working with animals.
Inukai, seemingly feeling bad that Akechi forced Nozomi into cosplaying, revealed that Akechi also had a part-time job. Akechi then talked her way out of anyone threatening to spill the beans on her.
That was the first segment.
The next segment jumped a couple chapters ahead as it’s already Winter. The important part is that Akechi and Inukai’s relationship was officially confirmed by President Angel. Based on what we’ve seen so far Inukai seems to not worry that her girlfriend is very…”social” with other girls. Most likely because she knows that in the end Akechi is hers.
The gang then discussed warmth and how Kyoko’s very fragile. Hime suggested Kyoko remember an enjoyably warm memory so they recalled the time their class visited the 14th High School attended by Merfolk in the Summer.
In class the landfolk were the center of attention. Hime was admired for her big booty, Kyoko was hit on by several guys and Nozomi…well she just so happened to be sitting next to a yaoi fangirl and she reminded her of one of the protagonists. Poor Nozomi for looking an “uke” in a yaoi story. She’s still adorable.
I found the entire segment about this wolf/dog guy and his childhood mermaid girlfriend interesting. See, our heroines were discussing the merfolks’ unique genes, how they’re able to handle cold weather despite living their lives in water and also wondered if they could ever live on land. Suddenly they bumped into a wolf/dog guy and his beautiful mermaid girlfriend. The mermaid saw Hime and wished she had legs. After going their separate ways they bumped into a group of typical judgmental schoolgirls who for no good reason felt sorry for the guy having to carry his (girl)friend all day. He didn’t mind at all. The girls then figured out the two were most likely dating and wondered how it could even work.
The last part of the segment had the mermaid looking up a commercial about a new contraption to help merfolk walk on land but it was very expensive. The mermaid tried bringing up healthcare as an option…the two silently stared at each other and then agreed that it was a bad idea.
As readers can tell this is a Slice of Life series with elements of “iyashikei” and several discussions about race with hints of (for now) unintentional discrimination/racism. It is a slow paced show so people not used to “iyashikei” series or shows like Lucky Star or Joshiraku with lots of casual conversing may not enjoy this one as much.