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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  • QueenJi Sep 19, 2012
    question: what kind of phone are those on the poster?
  • elvi Sep 18, 2012
    It was really good like every other drama with Oguri and i have to admitt I fell in love with the main actress she was adorable and so cute. I really love this two together I kind of want a second season but I just can't imagine what it would be about.
  • phryxzia_azalea Sep 18, 2012
    Aaawwww! it ended already!, pleasure of watching dramas was lessen and excitements were reduced! WAT DAH.... I demand for SEASON 2! Hehe
  • ShoSho- Sep 17, 2012
    The most superb j-drama I've ever seen so far. I fall in love with the main leads, the chemistry between them makes me feel that they are really made for each other! Everything in this drama is perfectly adorable, you will never regret watching it.
    1 ❤
  • Jinelle0212 Sep 17, 2012
    1 ❤
  • Witchgirl247 Sep 17, 2012
    Honestly the main girl annoyed me in the beginning of the series, but she grew on me and I love her now. I'm excited for the finale, and strangely enough I don't mind it ending. This is one of those shows where it has the perfect amount of episodes. Not too many, not too little. Just enough to get the story out.
  • forever_shawol Sep 15, 2012
    any drama with Oguri is amazing and I love the main girl in this too...she's so cute and funny
    1 ❤
  • Loffu Sep 13, 2012
    And you could see how they were just lying and lying to each other and couldn´t say out the most important things and it hurt?the both of them.. </3

    in the very end of the 10th episode
  • bimba Sep 13, 2012
    so far for me one of the best j dramas ever! but i was delighted by the great way Ogura shun made this character he just nailed, really great actor!! ^^
    3 ❤
  • ngyombaforoguri Sep 11, 2012
    this is the most beautiful Japanese drama that i have watched so far.Oguri u are the most talented actor.u made me fall in love with you................coz, of this drama,i am actually watching other Japanese dramas.
    Credit goes to the team of "RICH MAN POOR WOMAN" keep it up.

    OGURI SHUN u r the BEST

  • Sandrose Sep 10, 2012
    I dropped this. Waste of time. I am really weary of it and of all the cliches and very poorly disguised standard climatic points and "surprises". It's just more of the same schematics.
    • Sandrose Sep 10, 2012
      i feel better now, I just had to somehow let go of my infinite frustration with this drama. I thought I would be able to finish it but it the drama bothers me too much. I tried to like it for what it is but I ended up really tired from trying. Buzzer beat was enough, I don;t want any more dramas like this.

      That being said, happy watching to those who do enjoy it.
  • Loffu Sep 7, 2012
    Yeaa!! Have you seen? ^^

  • tiitek Sep 7, 2012
    This is how I feel waiting for new episodes!

    http://donnapie.tumblr.com/post/30589214442 ^^
    2 ❤
  • shinju Sep 6, 2012
    the part he show her the paper she wrote
    and told her to take responsibility was the best T__T
    2 ❤
  • ama-ya Sep 6, 2012
    OMG, every time I am watching this, it doesn't feel like 45 min at all. I can't breath all the time. need to pause like zillion times! @_@
    3 ❤


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 4,729 users)
  • Ranked: #113
  • Popularity: #2
  • Members: 7,744
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4.1 stars - based on 4,729 votes

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