Rich Man, Poor Woman

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  • Drama: Rich Man, Poor Woman
  • Romaji: Ricchiman Puauman
  • Japanese: リッチマン、プアウーマン
  • Director: Masaki Nishiura, Ryo Tanaka
  • Writer: Naoko Adachi
  • Producer: Jun Masumoto
  • Network: Fuji TV
  • Episodes: 11
  • Release Date: July 9, 2012 - September 17, 2012
  • Runtime: Mondays 21:00
  • TV Ratings: 12.4% (weekly average)
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


29-year-old Toru Hyuga (Shun Oguri) is a wealthy man. He first started to run an internet website from his small room and his hobby began to make Toru Hyuga a lot of money. He dropped out of high school and formed software company Next Innovation with his friend Kosuke Asahina (Arata Iura). The company became very successful. Today, Next Innovation is the top tech company where young people want to work the most. However, Toru has trouble recognizing the faces of people and he is looking for Chihiro Sawak, who is his mother. His mother left Toru Hyuga when he was very young. One day, Toru finds a woman named Chihiro Sawak.

Makoto Natsui (Satomi Ishihara) is in the 4th year at prestigious Tokyo University, but she still has trouble in finding a job. As time goes by, she gets more nervous. One day, Makoto sees a magazine featuring an interview with Toru Hyuga. She goes back to her apartment and does research on his company Next Innovation.

Makoto then attends a presentation for new recruits at Next Innovation. Toru walks up to the platform and gives a speech to the potential new hirees. While giving his speech, Toru humiliates Makoto in front of the others. She is embarrassed, but stands in front of him and talks back to him. Toru asks her for her name. She tells him her name is Chihiro Sawak. As soon as Toru hears the name, he becomes confused.


  1. Related titles:
    1. Rich Man, Poor Woman SP | Ricchiman Puauman (Fuji TV / 2013)


Rich Man, Poor Woman-Shun Oguri.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Satomi Ishihara.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Saki Aibu.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Arata.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Yosuke Asari.jpg
Shun Oguri Satomi Ishihara Saki Aibu Arata Iura Yosuke Asari
Toru Hyuga Makoto Natsui Yoko Asahina Kosuke Asahina Michiya Yasuoka
Rich Man, Poor Woman-Shiro Sano.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Masumi Nomura.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Yuki Furukawa.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Takeo Nakahara.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Tomomi Maruyama.jpg
Shiro Sano Masumi Nomura Yuki Furukawa Takeo Nakahara Tomomi Maruyama
Yoshiyuki Yamagami Haruka Ono Tomoki Kuga Tadamasa Fueki Yuta Nogi
Rich Man, Poor Woman-Yasuhi Nakamura.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Nozomi Yagi.jpg Rich Man, Poor Woman-Aiku Maikawa.jpg
Yasuhi Nakamura Nozomi Yagi Aiku Maikawa
Satoshi Ogawa Tomoka Miyamae Risa Tateishi

Additional Cast Members:


Episode Ratings

Episode Date Ratings
(Kanto Region)
01 07/09/2012 13.9%
02 07/16/2012 11.3%
03 07/23/2012 13.1%
04 07/30/2012 10.8%
05 08/06/2012 10.2%
06 08/13/2013 8.9%
07 08/20/2012 12.2%
08 08/27/2012 12.9%
09 09/03/2012 13.7%
10 09/10/2012 15.8%
11 09/17/2012 13.2%
Average 12.4%

Source: Video Research, Ltd.


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ganesh kale song is great I Love Miwa's songs the most

mnasa sivamani i liked Shun Oguri, Satomi Ishihara best actors

Julio Teaser song: Part of Me by Katy Perry. You are welcome. :)

srikandi Does anyone know what song in the teaser? The song is great, thanks

ucup this drama is great indeed . love Makoto Natsui character , reminds me of han jieun character in full house, a stupid ,funny, cute and she really breaks my heart as han jieun did. great job Satomi Ishihara.

aiunmy @Clara, you seem to be taking this TV show a bit personally. There's nothing special about the plot; it's a classic "Cinderella" story. Maybe you didn't know that when you decided to watch it..

trixxiegrl one of the best japanese drama i've ever watched! oguri shun is so adorable =) hope that there will be part 2 wherein there is more of their love story. love natsui at hyuga ♥

Parvaneh I Love This drama ..good job oguri-san ^^

Clara I have to agree with zima. This drama sucked big time cause of all the good comments it has you think maybe it will get better but oh no it doesn't does not .it gets worse and stupid and ****** up . Ah I wasted my time. I found that they talked a hell lot about technology and frequently commented on the girl's stupidity and how she behaved like a "dog" ...... Degrading much !

balang Have you seen the drama special aired last April? Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York. I am watching it now and so love it!.

unfeeling The best one, japanese drama I ever watch untill now... Really, a drama which success combining feeling + cleverness.. like... korean + japanese drama.... Great... thanks

Maya This drama make me think " there is still an interesting dramas at this times" and toru hyuga change my vision about sexy man. Sexy man is a mind free and full of passion. Sexy man is Toru Hyuga (or should i say Sexy Man is Shun Oguri) ^^

bulbul What an amazing story is! Sughoiii.. :)

Apple I just finished watching the drama for about a week and all I think of is still Hyuga and Natsui. Some people said it's referred the biography of Jobs but I think so what. The drama is executed perfectly and it all makes sense to Hyuga's character as an arrogant, seemingly-unthoughtful young man but soft, sensitive inside. I definitely hope there will be season 2.

tshering gyem ohh its awesome ......this drama is the best drama i have ever watched.i"m speechless with all the actors especially two lead actors.....we love it

yul17a I like it so much. So, i really hope there will be season 2 for this drama. Maybe, it's Toru turn to understand the humble Makoto more. And to make Makoto more reliable to be a billionaire's wife by showing her hidden potential to society. But of course, it will also show how much they love each other, hihi... It's now a convenience to obtain your pet registered at a close to by hospital and to take it over there for normal checkups and in case of an urgent emergency. The majority of the individuals don't concentrate on the care from the pets and they just want t o keep pets with out any care. If you want information on work experience ideas, view the Work Experience Ideas web site. Read the following suggestions and make your pet sitting encounter much less traumatic. Study continues to demonstrate the healing possible of a wide variety of nutrients, like coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, L-carnitine, the important fatty acids, glucosamines, shark cartilage, and potent antioxidants, including proanthocyanidins.

Zima This drama SUCKS!!!!!! I fail my biology because of this! I hate YOU!!! Yamate kudasai!

RHA i didn't expect this drama to be sooooo good! Hyuga-san is the coolest leader eveeerrr...okay i've just watched this and i regret that i didn't watch this drama earlier...but it's always better to be late than never..right? i love every character in this drama! especially hyuga and makoto! please season 2!

jessie xiao waiting for season 2! Please please!

aerin LOVEE THIS DRAMA!! I really ship Hyuga and Natsui <3

Madeleine Hi there! This article couldn’t be written much better! Going through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I'll forward this post to him. Pretty sure he'll have a great read. Many thanks for sharing!

tere hontou. this dorama really cool!! please make season 2 or other movie with same cast. good job oguri-san ^^

Nachan I'm kinda miss this dorama since i have watched all the episodes and SP. Well i thought jdoramas are all about school life and fantasy like the manga. But after i watch this one, AAAAAAA i can say it's the best drama i've ever seen. The story wasn't boring and it's really refreshing too see the cute couple. And That's so true that the chemistry between makoto and toru really greaat. Really recommend this doramaa

Aini osman Love this drama, too good to be all cast, congrat to all especially Toru & Makoto love to see more from them.

Jenni Love this drama, Will there be season 2 ? I hope there will be season 2. I can't forget the theme song, Tohru, and Makoto. Best Drama I've ever watched!!!!!!

Prima_Optima Please do make a season 2. I can't get enough of it.

Reminded me of Jerry Maguire and Pretty Woman but somehow different. I'm so in love with Toru Hyuga!

whereisthelove Just soooo love the drama. I finished the drama and just finished the special. Gawd!!!!!! the special was just so awesome!!!!!! I really love the whole cast, and their chemistry esp. Hyuga and Makoto. This drama is the best JDrama so far. I JUST REALLY WISH AND I HOPE THEY WILL MAKE SEASON 2!

SisukaChan Is it just me or is it really too short!! Hope they'll make Season 2!!! Viva Shun!!

Sue from USA 11 episodes are quite too short for this GREAT DRAMA? I'm really looking forward to SEASON 2. The lead actor is the BEST one. The lead actress is also perfect for her role. Please make it like 16-20 episodes for the next time. I'd loved to watch them all again and again!

nana This story is one of the best Japanese dramas I would recommend... It's a great story that contents a slice of life, give people some moral value about betrayal, greediness and faithful. Overall, it's a really warm story.  ;)

Jaytady Its awesome..., amazing chemistry for shun and satomi... hoping for season 2..

Nicola They have a great chemistry, i loved every second of it. I am hoping for a second season. i am waiting for the SP.

kiba why only 11 eps? T.T this drama is the best drama ever. You will never regret watched this drama!!!!!!!!!!

sugoy There something inexplicable about this drama that makes you love every minute of it.

deasha been thinking of watching this drama or not. recently i have watch a lot of kdrama so mybe i kind of expect jdrama to be like kdrama. but i realize both are different in a special way.. but after reading comment here, i feel like watching this.

Ysis keep checking the website everyday if there is an English Subtitle. Wow, it seems I'm addicted with this movie..So interesting and gorgeous.

MyBlade89 Getting Bored on episode 3 and 4, didn't expect much on episode 5, but falling in love again in episode 6. I like the conflict between Hyuga and Asahina. I like the atmosphere when Natsui talk with Hyuga. I like all the cast.... This drama really worth to watch

Natsui-San OMG i lvoe this drama , cant wait for episode 9.

OTTA Love this drama although im always watching kdrama but when i saw the title i thought it's interesting but i now LOVE this drma and i feel hooked to it, so this is my first jdrama and it's awsome.However, the shooting and the light are not like kdrama i wonder why, it's just feels that the drama is dead and old.Sorry my openion, i don't know about you :)

FeKimi What I love about J-dorama is they always gives you a story that feel so real when the K-drama gives you a fairy tail romance. Hahaha... sorry guys, just my opinion after I watched this dorama.

Harumi-chan I love this drama...from the first eppisode i become addicted....the story resembles the Korean drama Protect the boss ....but this is much good.....i can t wait to see all the eppisodes....Toru X Natsui....Luv Y

rolyn for me this is No.1 Jrama,

Marie This is my very first JDrama. Each episode is awesome, love the chemistry of both leads and i cant wait for the next episode. Why do they only air an episode per week? Hate the brother and sister characters. Cant wait for ep 7 and i really hope Hyuga and Natsui will have a happy

Tamina I just LOVE this drama! Amazing actors! Amazing chemestry between Oguri Shun and Ichihara Satomi *_* I feel this drama will always be in my favs! I watched each epsiode a few times already!!!

shraddha wowww..... what an amazing drama... i just can't wait for next episode.... i just finished watching 5th episode.... oguri shun is looking toooo cool...!!!!! i am his big fan...i think after tokyo dogs, this drama is his best one..

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cool dude its one of the best j-drama i watched lately, what can i say im hooked.

SHCJ One more comment. The story line is getting more and more interesting by the episode!

SHCJ I watch a lot of dramas be it Thai, Korean, or Chinese, but I rarely watch Japanese dramas. I don't know, I'm just not into it. This one however will mark my 4th Jdrama: first was "Gokusen," followed by "Hana Kimi," and "Hana Yori Dango." Yeah I've got this thing for Shun Oguri. He's not that good looking and he's got his handsome side, but what really draws me to him is the way he acts and his facial expressions...he's just...very addicting haha; he's the only Japanese actor that I follow. I hope this drama will perform well, I absolutely love the cast and everyone is doing such a great job. I just finished episode 4 too, and like everyone else I can't wait for next week!

Guri Man....I cannot wait for next week. Why would they only show ONE episode each week?! They want to torment us haha?! How many episodes are there anyway?? I hope it's a long one so I can enjoy watching it to the longest. The leads have great chemistry and I love Oguri's hair and that suit towards the effin gorgeous!

aya-chan Just finished ep 4 and can't wait for the next ep already.

The script writer does a good job of making me restless for the next one. I still can't figure out Asahina's character, unlike his sister but the plot sure is interesting. Sure it has cliche moments but the leads showed great chemistry on screen.

I'm kinda confused though with her real name, in the first ep, her classmate called her Haruka but she introduced herself as Natsui Makoto as the relationship chart on the official site states.

XIA yeah i've been into KDrama recently but RMPW brought me back^^ last JDrama i've watched was Yama-chan's drama "Risou no Musuko" so i am so excited to see the next ep of RMPW^^

Lee(anes) N This would be my 2nd Japanese Drama to evr watch if things gets permissible, 1st was during the" F4" fever, being a self confessed KDrama addictus, im normally sooo with KDrama wid no time & care for other dramas being aired some where, out there in the universe but after stumbling into RB PW wonders of wonders...a Japanese drama got me totally hooked :) It has the same feel and possible ingredients of a K Drama but in a different taste, wholly unique on its own... LIKE LIKE LIKE! u hav a follower in me RB PW! Arigato! :)

adaya Greatest drama ever ! cant wait untilt next episede , i though in review the 3th episode will be awsome :) fun and chick but smart drama . i love japan drama !

shraddha oguri shun is looking handsome....!!!!!!! i m looking forward for next episode... :-) ^_^ cwn't wait for next one......

MariePhils Shoguri is married already...(sigh!)

Jdorama Fan After watching the first episode I'm hooked. I will definitely watch this one until the end.

gdir can anyone recommend another j drama that has cinderella plot like this?

Bookhead Watched the first episode it was great. I can't wait for the next one. It really hasn't disappointed me. Patiently waiting yeah!! Go Shun!!

nafida desu i don't watch nihon dorama much these day due to the slapstick style which i hate so much ..i hope there isn't any in these having HIGH hope on shun oguri san

Emma i'm not watching a lot of japanese drama now, i have high expectations for this one !! I really love the two lead role they are great !!

dubit I WANT MORE!! I really like the look of the lead male!!! I dont know how to explain it it! he reminds me of that early mid nineties feel!!! Love his hair....I am honestly kind of infatuated with him......^___^ but what an interesting drama and to find that the lead girl has this big secret and that she knows about our lead!!! AHHH!!!! I hope this come out good!

Jekei Yes it's really great :)

ugsi I want more of this drama it's awesome so far,can't wait for next monday,going all @.@ for it.

Lovely_ayun This drama really SUPERB!!!!.

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