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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  • nina Sep 5, 2012
    ep 9 was Awesome can't wait for the nxt ep T^T !!!! I think Ougri looks cute with that little facial hair :$ xD
    4 ❤
  • hellokitty3 Sep 5, 2012
    Omg! just watched the 9th episode! ?????Can't wait till next week! :)
    2 ❤
  • trueturquoise Sep 5, 2012
    Wow...episode 9 was so good!!!
  • lildelights Sep 5, 2012
    Why can't I give this drama a score of 100 out of 10? D:
    1 ❤
  • phryxzia_azalea Sep 4, 2012
    Tsk!i knew it, it wont happen yet but when???, , so why am i freaking bothered!,, oh gosh, the beach scene was freaking worst!,,
    1 ❤
  • Asima_MS Sep 3, 2012
    I've never seen a better drama in my life!! This was absolutely hilarious ^^ The best ever drama that I have watched so far, LOVE it so madly :P
  • Sandrose Sep 1, 2012
    I liked episode 8 ending a lot, I'd say: way to go. I chose a good moment to catch up on the drama, it leaves me in a happy mood so I will not be impatient waiting for watching ep 9 and 10- and I will not be watching them until I can see the final episode first lol. This is adorable. I haven't watvhed Oguri Shun in a while - last time I saw him was in Hana Yori Dango and I just remembered that he's very attractive. LOL I like his character and I like the girl too. This story is quite lovely.
    4 ❤
  • trueturquoise Aug 31, 2012
    I just love this drama!!!!!!!!!
  • Loffu Aug 31, 2012
    The ending of the 8th was everything to me ?
    2 ❤
  • silke Aug 31, 2012
    i'm soooo addicted to this drama!!! it's amazing!!! can't wait for the next ep. ...
    1 ❤
  • kimchifans Aug 31, 2012
    ep 8 is so good i cry
    1 ❤
  • antot Aug 31, 2012
    I like this drama very nice and very informative. I love the characters. yeah! i am so excited to see the next episode till the end. exciting and thrilling. I can't wait to see the face of all those ambitious people surrounding him.

    1 ❤
  • Doremeduck Aug 30, 2012
    AAH!! This drama is getting sooo good! How can I wait almost a week to see the next episode?!
  • Glamorous Aug 30, 2012
    It's been a long time since a Japanese drama attracted my attention like this drama did! i'm so in love with it from the very start! *^*
  • sunflower63 Aug 30, 2012
    very good 8th episode...is she starting to gain more self-confidence, I hope so as I still don't like the way she follows him around like a puppy. I am enjoying the contrast between Toru and Asahina as they are both very good actors and also good looking.;-)
    1 ❤
    • Sandrose Sep 1, 2012
      with things as they are, there is likely to be a show down of some kind between the two of them. After all, he wasn;t too happy with the girl's decision and he seems really hateful towards Hyuga.


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 4,690 users)
  • Ranked: #113
  • Popularity: #2
  • Members: 7,686
  • Favorites: 0
4.1 stars - based on 4,690 votes

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