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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  • sakuraKhey Jan 13, 2013
    Loved it. I don't get the bad part of the reviews since I found it perfect. It's kinda hard to find a romantic japanese drama that truly cares about the romance part in a way we can understand. I did have problems with the music....they used as much as 3 songs. >.<
    2 ❤
  • miina Jan 6, 2013
    first time i know the story , the title is really don't make me want to watch this drama . one day , on a boring day , tried to watch this movie and i'm captivated . so , the conclusion is , don't judge a drama by its title . :)
  • Kaay Jan 5, 2013
    LOVEEEEEEEED IT! best J-drama ever!
    2 ❤
  • MadCow Jan 4, 2013
    Finished with it. One of the best dramas for me. I'm really gonna miss this J-Drama T.T
    2 ❤
  • Masquerade Dec 29, 2012
    I watched this drama month ago, but still heartbroken that it came to an end. :( It was the best J-Drama Ive ever seen.
    1 ❤
  • deepbluegirl20 Dec 23, 2012
    wow! i love it so much, i could stop watching it. man its going to be hard to find another one to top this one. the music makes it addicting.
    3 ❤
  • Gyeouligago Dec 12, 2012
    This drama will be very hard to top for me... It was interesting (no fastforwarding scenes), and the romance was believable and the chemistry was amazing between the leads... It definitely leaves you with a good feeling! Perfect Drama: 10/10 <3
  • mstfydgrl08 Nov 21, 2012
    An almost perfect rich guy that has emotional/attitude problem transformed into a perfect gentleman & lover by a poor, plain and clumsy girl? I say this has been done before! Nothing new!
    But the chemistry between the leads? I say it's chemistry overload!!!! I so love this drama, I love Oguri Shun! Though the plot is not new, you'll find yourself watching one episode after another.
    3 ❤
  • nishoken Nov 17, 2012
    i'm missing this drama now *A*
    4 ❤
  • Palindrome Nov 15, 2012
    Loved it sooo much... i'm dissapointed that it's finished already but at the same time i'm glad they finished it before something happened that would ruined it. =(
  • Aya-san Nov 14, 2012
    It's been a while since I saw some good Jdrama. It was so refreshing. To me it's one of those dramas that you can't stop watching.
    Although a bit predictable and has typical Japanese ending it's really enjoyable. Oguri Shun is as great as ever. Loved it
  • lordsky Nov 12, 2012
    That was very nice drama. I Really love it
  • talilo Nov 2, 2012
    The title never convinced me, but then when i watched it, omg this kind of drama i was looking for! something to do with creative entrepreneur. Hyuga Toru is inspirational. any recommend drama like these?
    2 ❤
  • DirtyTeddy Nov 2, 2012
    I only saw it for Oguri Shun... Well, he, personnally will never disapoint me (I'll always be a huge fan of his work... and physical appearance, and OMG the sound of his voice), but the drama in itself... Well, that wasn't completely bad (Ishihara Satomi was really really cute), but I've seen better. I'm sooo nostalgic of the Oguri Shun of Hana Kimi u.u
  • Nisha Nov 2, 2012
    i loved this drama! :D
    it's been a long time since i watched a japanes drama ^^
    season 2 please!!!!


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 4,730 users)
  • Ranked: #113
  • Popularity: #2
  • Members: 7,744
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 4,730 votes

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