Short episodes of kid's slice-of-life, with sea life that's really spending way too much time on land. Goma-chan lets the humans do the talking, though the seal himself is just as intelligent, if not more so, than Ashibe and his grade school friends. He's certainly more sensible than Tendou-sensei, but that's not saying much. Bonobono lives in a world devoid of humans, so animals talk and fill the roles of both the children and the adults. In both, the children are relatively normal, questioning the world around them and life in general, with answers sometimes found by themselves and sometimes with the help of parents and other adults. Bonobono's adult figures are rather more reliable (re:Tendou-sensei) and that show has a slower pace and gentler humor than Goma-chan's lively and sometimes absurd or slapstick antics. But both are equally enjoyable shows for all ages. Just remember to suspend your sense of disbelief: baby seals don't fall off the back of trucks and thrive in small apartments, and I'm pretty sure it's physically impossible for a sea otter to walk on its hind legs.