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 (399)

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  • realdeal May 6, 2013
    Im IT student, but the dress system shown in the drama is impossible.
  • Earthquake Apr 30, 2013
    It's your average romantic story, but played out so well. I absolutely loved it :D
    5 ❤
  • Aggnes Apr 15, 2013
    Loved every second of it!
    1 ❤
  • onewbaby Apr 14, 2013
    i must be the only one who disliked this drama.
    4 ❤
  • Bodea Apr 4, 2013
    Rich Man, Poor Woman wasn't perfect, but it was still a great drama for me. It got me out of my jdrama funk. I got tired of the detective drama, and I love that genre. It was nice to see a romcom with charm. The leads were great.
    2 ❤
  • Mivaaa Apr 3, 2013
    This was the kind of drama that i actually looked for every week when a new episode would come out. And I was always really interested on what the new episode would bring me. I can say that there was some moments that i didn't like, but it's always like that. But even if it was like that, the moments that were good, was REAL good :D Thumbs up ^^
  • aeowina Apr 1, 2013
    This. Was. Awesome. All the actors were spectacular - I'm so glad I saw this
    3 ❤
  • T-O-Psexual Mar 30, 2013
    I regret not finishing this earlier. Randomly starting rewatching and finished it in 2 days! xD Yes,one of my favorite Japanese dramas now. Oguri Shun is just....ughh can I have him<3 And I love the female leads personality! She's so cute but thank god not the annoying cute. And the chemistry like everyone says was amazing. Do watch it!
  • KarolK Mar 24, 2013
    i don't prefer romantic stories in general, but this one really surprised me. it's so charming. i really smiled... Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi are so beautiful to watch. this is so refreshing and i think it really deserves high score. i recommend it ;)
    4 ❤
  • loveanimeever Mar 14, 2013
    This drama is definitely one of my favourite japanese dramas now! XD
    9 ❤
  • superpasta Feb 18, 2013
    most typical romance drama ever .
    1 ❤
  • curlyme Feb 18, 2013
    love love love love this drama verrrrrrrryyyyyy muuuccchhhh :*
    3 ❤
  • QueenAin Feb 12, 2013
    i love this drama so much <3 i hope it have second season haha i know that there gonna be SP soon :) can't wait
    1 ❤
  • Inca Jan 31, 2013
    i really liked this <3… the main couple were absolutely adorbs!<3
    5 ❤
  • nkns1725 Jan 30, 2013
    I kept reminding myself that Oguri is married because he and Ishihara just make the cutest couple. I honestly still see this as HanaDan 2.0 with Domyouji and Makino a bit older and with that thought, it amuses me that Rui became the Domyouji. Hihi.


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 4,728 users)
  • Ranked: #113
  • Popularity: #2
  • Members: 7,736
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 4,728 votes

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