Rebound Review

After a failed relationship, Nobuko puts her all into dieting and finds success. She begins to work for her favorite fashion magazine, and just when her new life is falling into place she meets Taiichi, a handsome patissier. However, when Nobuko eats cakes, she can’t stop – moreover, if she gains weight, she’ll be fired. In the end, will Nobuko rebound…?

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Theme song : Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire


This is one of those silly, fluffy, ridiculous Japanese dramas that are very entertaining even though the whole plot is extremely over the top. It brings together Aibu Saki and Hayami Mokomichi who have brought great chemistry on our screens before with absolute boyfriend.  I actually prefer this one to the other one partly because its much more fun to watch and does not drag as much. If you have liked Absolute boyfriend though there is no doubt you will like this.

I have always loved transformation stories where the main character is ordinary and then they give her a makeover and its like woah! In this one it is all about  Oba Nobuko (Saki) fight with her weight and her love for food especially cake which always makes her lose her control on her diet.  So we see a lot of rebounding from overweight to ideal weight. If like me you love to see character transformation then you will love this because she, Saki looks different with a fat suit.

Mokomichi is a Prince in here. Not literally of course but he is so handsome..<3 I love looking at the different cakes he makes and how each one represents something in his life with Oba. It is all very sweet and romantic. *_*

I cannot deny that this drama is really silly at times but it works. It is not just about her weight it also adds love and conflicts between family and friends. There were  lots of surprises and twists that you never see coming. I liked that they did not just make it about her weight. If it was just about her weight I believe it would have dragged so much that it would have got boring.

This is one of those dramas that can make you pretty frustrated because the characters are forever complicating things for themselves. Trying to do the right thing and making things worse. They never just get on with it, I know it is part of the story but it is still irritating.

I wish I could lose weight as fast as she could O_o. She used to lose about 3 stones in two weeks or less! The side characters themselves were really interesting too. They  have their own stories and I liked how it was entwined with the main story. My main favorite had to be Oba’s boss at the magazine. She reminded me of  the movie ” The devil wears Prada”

This drama is very light hearted, fun drama to watch and thankfully the acting is really good. Made me laugh in every episode. One of the lessons that this drama taught is that it is not about appearance, it is about how happy you are with another person no matter how they look. The plot itself  is very entertaining. There was never a dull moment. So if you are looking to watch something funny and silly but good at the same time. Then watch this.





Genre: Romance, comedy

Episodes: 10

Ratings: ****


Most pictures are my own. Others via official website. Character chart edited by me

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