Rich Man, Poor Woman

Rich Man, Poor Woman (2012)

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29-year-old Toru Hyuga (Oguri Shun) is a wealthy man. He first started to run an internet website from his small room and his hobby began to make a lot of money. Nowadays, he doesn't like to socialize and if somebody comes to him he suspects that they may want his money.

Sawaki Chihiro (Ishihara Satomi) attends a job fair and by an unexpected occurrence begins to work for Toru Hyuga. Sawaki Chihiro read moresoon realizes that Toru Hyuga isn't so bad. There's pureness in him and also a good deal of loneliness. She then begins to have feelings for him.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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Oct 26, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Don't let the title kill your urge to watch this. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, honest.

From what I gathered, this piece teaches folks of different values: friendship, attachment and above all, will to be a hard worker not only for yourself, but for the benefit of the world you live in. This is my first drama with Oguri Shun in it, and I thought he acted read more well. Other characters haven't made much of an impression, be it a few times when they felt too plastic, or just the lack of what had to be said. This, this damn show will make you frustrated, giddy and partially obsessed. Probably because you'll be skidding through the episodes like a madman, wanting to know will it be or will it not. Now then, I think that sentence alone says more than a lengthy review should, enjoy.
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Mar 20, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 3.0
This drama breaks the Japanese trend for detective dramas and other heavy plot dramas, since romance themed jdoramas only come once in a while. The cast are perfect to their roles, Oguri Shun as the indifferent computer genius and Ishihara Satomi as the typical nerdy clumsy girl. Aibu Saki is a bit underrated for her role, but still displayed great acting. The two leads have brilliant chemistry, and though the rich man, read more poor woman theme is almost a cliché, this drama had a breakthrough by making the characters grow by not standing by the extremes, meaning the guy doesn’t need to be the richest in the planet, and the damsel in distress need not be the poorest girl alive. It is a breather for the usual issue of social status, and it focused on the change they have to go through because of love. The subtle comedies, exceptional characters and a heart fluttering kiss scene make this drama not something you dare to miss.
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Whatching this drama I kept being reminded of Priceless all the time. Rich man is a lot more romance-y, but both these titles are about passionate and talented bussinessmen who end up having to rebuild their companies. Priceless is also very interesting, well written and extremely funny and enjoyable. A definitive must watch for all Jdrama lovers out there!
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Both are romantic comedies revolving around an ordinary girl who has been job seeking for a while, being employed by a rich man with an arrogant personality and poor social skills, and even though they dislike each other at first, they soon fall in love.
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    CaliGirl712 Feb 11, 2015

    Oguri Shun took a complicated, eccentric, brilliant character and made him human and even likeable. Props to him for great acting! I liked this show and now want to see other work he's done.

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    aamna Dec 22, 2014

    the heroine was stupid and a doormat. the hero spent whole of the drama wiping boots on her. i still can't make out any sense of their romance

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      TTGL 12 days ago

      I agree. He walked all over her the entire show and somehow it's justifiable for her. No self respect at all.

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    shambles Dec 14, 2014

    Loved this...That the only thing I can say! And Oguri Shun looked absolutely gorgeous!!

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    jagasthesecond Dec 6, 2014

    love the theme song by Miwa. Great acting! Oguri Shun is so hot! Ishihara looks so cute here! and she kind of looks like a Korean girl here haha.

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      JDRAMAFAN Dec 20, 2014

      She did not look like a Korean girl,but I respect your opinion,still it was a great drama

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    Aida85 Oct 22, 2014

    I rewatched it again <3

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    jxsilicon9 Oct 17, 2014

    So did he ever find his mom?

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      Sheng Her Dec 11, 2014
      Reveal Spoiler »
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    Dez-uh-re Sep 28, 2014

    Does anyone know where I can watch all jdrama's including this one online with english subs??

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    amo0on08 Aug 26, 2014

    i'm re watching this drama <333

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    Gaijin_ Aug 21, 2014
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    CatherineDuhGr8 Aug 19, 2014

    Where can I watch this please? ( # ^ . ^ # ) *

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      needs Aug 26, 2014

      I'm watching this drama on #dramania it a online app just have to download it

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      Valier Oct 6, 2014

      gooddrama dot net
      should have it :)

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      ishaa Aug 2, 2014

      omgg! i loved him thereeeee XD i can never forget that name LOL

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      Kagura Aug 3, 2014

      I know right?!? Hanazawa Rui stays with forevarr! Lol.

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    arbutus Jul 9, 2014

    Great acting and I love the element of technology in this one! Unfortunately, I was expecting more humor, but on the flip side, there were some very promising sweet and romantic moments! I enjoyed it, but it wasnt what I was looking for!

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    iamsarah Jun 11, 2014

    i love love love this awesome dramas with its awesome actors!!!

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    amo0on08 Jun 9, 2014

    Great Drama, i love the actors , oguri san so Cute <33333
    we want seasson 2 T~T

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    uppsid May 31, 2014

    Wow, I'm so glad I finally watched this! Oguri Shun proved to me once again that he's a brilliant actor ^_^ The title sure scared me away for a while tho lol :D


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    Jul 9, 2012 to Sep 17, 2012
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    Fuji TV
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    46 min.


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    8.3 (scored by 5,795 users)
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