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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  • PrettyBrown_Eyes Sep 22, 2012
    loved the ending!! Shun and Satomi has great chemistry!!
    "I can reduce any distance to nil" kyahhh!! Love this!
    4 ❤
  • baybeehxsleepi Sep 22, 2012
    just started watching good thing i started it late cuz i won't have to wait weeks after weeks xD love the pairing
    1 ❤
  • Jossieb Sep 22, 2012
    When it comes to this drama I make myself skip a few weeks without watching it because I dont want to finish it LOL. I wonder if thts wierd...oh well.
    2 ❤
  • cherry-blossom Sep 21, 2012
    My first Jdrama. Loved it! <3
    1 ❤
  • ama-ya Sep 21, 2012
    Hmm, why can't I add this up yet to my favorite drama list? I thought if this show finished airing this will be available for MY FAVORITES section. hmmm...
    1 ❤
  • ama-ya Sep 21, 2012
    Can a drama be more perfect than this? <3<3<3
  • fuyushita_risou Sep 21, 2012
    hmmmmmm... another airport scene, but this one was more comical then romantic XDDD
    They should do a second season... it was a really good jdrama.
    1 ❤
  • sunflower63 Sep 21, 2012
    This was one of the best Japanese dramas out of quite a lot that I have watched so far. The acting was absolutely superb, the OST very well suited and all in all a very involving and original story. What I really liked about it was that it focused mostly on the topic of friendship as well as love and how the main character Hyuga changed so much from the very first moment. Thumbs up for this fantastic drama!!!
    3 ❤
  • forever_shawol Sep 21, 2012
    Ohh so sad it's over loved it..aha I was hoping there would be kisses but I guess they put many kisses in the end so makes up for it :D
  • shinju Sep 21, 2012
    Happy end T__T
    Really love it T__T
  • Witchgirl247 Sep 20, 2012
    Now that I've finished this drama I want to keep watching more dramas but I'm not sure what to watch though that would make me feel the way this drama did every week....
    1 ❤
  • trueturquoise Sep 20, 2012
    Finished it! It was so cute! Loved this drama so very much!
  • Curly Sep 20, 2012
    very very very nice drama!! waiting for the last episode to be subbed
  • bimba Sep 20, 2012
    why the last episode isnt subbed yet !! it s been 4 days :(
    • fuyushita_risou Sep 20, 2012
      If a couple of guys make a small donation I'll work NOW
      the 4 extra hours needed to finish Rich Man, Poor Woman ep11;
      Otherwise it's dinner then bed time in Europe, I'll finish tomorrow;
      add to this the technical problem of Adfoc's crash which means
      i won't earn from my labor this time, apart from Adfly's $1.50 lol!
      Adfoc is about $10 to $20, i know it's a ridiculous amount
      but to me it means an acknowledgment of my long hours
      and my dedication to the fans.
      It's up to you guys, I'm a fan subber and from the start i know
      i shouldn't expect much from these hundreds of hours of work;
      and I'm very grateful for the kind words of encouragement
      and praise i receive every day by dozens here or in private.
      This is an exceptional situation; thank you for your support,
      Eric Paroissien"

      that's what it says on the homepage of the subber http://paroissien.com/
    • bimba Sep 20, 2012
      thanks so much ^^ so we have to wait or what :( i m dying to see the end !
    • fuyushita_risou Sep 20, 2012
      Oh it's you XD I see you a lot today around XDDD
      At least some more hours. The message was posted on twitter three hours ago. If enough people where willing to donate it will be up in two hours. If not, it will take till tomorrow. However that's how I understand the message.
    • bimba Sep 20, 2012
      yeah its me again :D we ll see ! ^^ thanks again
    • kimchifans Sep 20, 2012
      the subtitle is up now
    • bimba Sep 20, 2012
      arigato ^^ i m gonna watch it now :D
  • hayouu Sep 19, 2012
    Why can't I add this to my favorite dramas? :O :(


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 4,708 users)
  • Ranked: #116
  • Popularity: #2
  • Members: 7,713
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 4,708 votes

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