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 soon 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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  • Nov 10, 2012 11 of 11 episodes seen
    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  9
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  9
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  7
    This isn't a boring remake of a cinderella type story. The plot was very refreshing but some area of the characters became predictable. I thought the music was wonderful in the drama. I would buy the soundtrack if it were for sale. The male lead was great and so was the female. The actors had great chemistry and really made this drama one of my favorites. If you are thinking about watching this, don't just watch it. You won't be disappointed. The drama is a short refreshing watch.
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  • Nov 12, 2012 11 of 11 episodes seen
    30 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    • Overall  8
    • Story  8
    • Acting/Cast  8
    • Music  10
    • Rewatch Value  7
    Went in not expecting a whole lot but came out feeling refreshed & happy!

    Totally enjoyed this one despite having reservations about the female lead. Both Oguri Shun & Ishihara Satomi did an amazing job in this Drama.

    Rich Man Poor Woman was cute, funny, sweet & extremely endearing with a great score & OST. It's one of those Dramas that re-uses the same songs throughout & I know some may not like that but personally I feel it binds everything together thus helping maintain the mood. I think for me; that's what really made this Drama stick in my mind.

    Plenty of problems. Typical Japanese style non-romantic kisses; random jumps in the story, not really anything earth-shatteringly new either as far as story goes &
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Comments (398)

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  • kimwoobinEunNekkoya Oct 2, 2013
    is this drama a manga-like that's really comical? or more like real life?
  • SirHenry Sep 16, 2013
    I tried to give this one a chance but it just did not work for me. I stopped watching after 7 episodes. After a while the lead actress just got too annoying for my taste. Her character is too submissive ... she does not stand up for herself ... walking around with her head down ... too much of a hero worshipper ... too needy and clingy ... and then over the top acting ... so, it destroyed the drama for me. Too bad because the story had potential. Needless to say, I do not recommend this. I give it 3/10. And that's me being nice.
  • MissPhantasme Sep 11, 2013
    Loved this drama, started and finished it today!!
    2 ❤
  • Becca Aug 30, 2013
    I dropped this after 3 episodes, I guess I found Ogiru Shun a little dull. But after a long time I started again and he suddenly became hilarious. 5 episodes to go!
    1 ❤
  • Mica Aug 23, 2013
    It's so amazing! I loved it. One of my favorite...
    1 ❤
  • _Ahsen_ Aug 20, 2013
    Best romantic comedy i have ever watched and oguri shun awesome
    1 ❤
  • BurningBoiceM Aug 6, 2013
    OMG Yuki is actually here! xD
    I watched this for my kawai Oguri Shun but then i find Irie-kun >.< Cant get better XD
    1 ❤
  • Soulnishka Jul 21, 2013
    Loved it, short and sweet
    2 ❤
  • danielnaon Jun 30, 2013
    OMG i love this drama! the only thing that bothers to me is that the main couple barely kiss
    4 ❤
  • nour093 Jun 22, 2013
    i loved it so much ..so refreshing
  • theqwertiest Jun 12, 2013
    I avoided this drama for awhile because of its title, but I'm glad I watched it. Gotta love all the characters not just the two leads.
    2 ❤
  • chaiga May 30, 2013
    i like the story. there is nothing special to it though but still you get to appreciate this drama. i believe this is worth to watch.
    2 ❤
  • MyOwnJudgement May 27, 2013
    Hmmm, this series is unexpectedly very interesting! I really like Ishihara Satomi in here! (And her Todai background, ehehehe)
  • Iki May 11, 2013
    This was really cute.. huge huge fan of oguri shun!
    3 ❤
  • realdeal May 6, 2013
    Im IT student, but the dress system shown in the drama is impossible.


Rich Man, Poor Woman

Rich Man, Poor Woman


  • Main Title: Rich Man, Poor Woman
  • Native title: リッチマン、プアウーマン
  • Also Known as: Ricchiman Puauman

General Details

  • CountryJapan
    NetworkFuji TV
  • Aired: July 9, 2012 to September 17, 2012
  • Airs On: Monday
  • # of Episodes 11
    Average Duration 46 min. per episode
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance


  • Score: 8.27 (scored by 4,700 users)
  • Ranked: #114
  • Popularity: #2
  • Members: 7,701
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 4,700 votes

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