Rich Man, Poor Woman
Network Fuji TV
Number of episodes: 11
First episode:
Original airing: 9 July - 17 September 2012
Opening: Hikari e by miwa
Ending: Napa by miwa
Genre: Romantic comedy

Rich Man, Poor Woman (リッチマン、プアウーマン?)

Season 1


Oguri Shun plays Hyuga Toru, an affluent man whose personality is on the contrary, speckled with flaws. A CEO of an IT firm who is published on Forbes as a billionaire, Toru attained his fortune through chance and pure luck. A woman who meets Toru and eventually becomes attracted to him is Sawaki Chihiro, played by Ishihara Satomi. Chihiro is a hardworking college student at Tokyo University who has prepared for her future as much as she possibly could through studies and obtaining licenses. Despite her efforts, she has yet to land a job. Upon meeting Toru, she begins to unravel a genuine pureness inside him and solitude resulting from such pureness, which eventually draws her closer to him. The two repeatedly conflict each other, but little by little learn about one another to grow and develop together.

Despite the worldwide recession and financial difficulties, there are people like Mark Zuckerberg who began work from merely an apartment room or a garage that end up growing to be companies generating over ten billion dollars revenues after merely 10 years or so, embracing their new found wealth by living the dream life. Whether it's a game or application software, Ecommerce, or other IT related firm, there are more than a few who rose in fame to such status in recent years. On the other hand, Japan's unemployment rate for new grads dropped to a record low and those who want to work are unable to, or their wishes to work at their company of choice is not granted.

A Cinderella story of the real world. Will the two be able to compromise their values and lifestyles to become a happy couple? --Fuji TV


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Other Staff

Tokyo University

Makoto's Family


Featured Guests


Production Credits


  1. The worst way that the man with 250 billion yen in assets and the woman in employment search hell met
  2. The fate that begins to move forward, their love begins from a liar
  3. The past is revealed...When their love begins to fall apart
  4. The kiss that brought back the memories of their once forgotten love
  5. I want to support you...Together until morning
  6. The 300 billion yen that disappeared! At that moment, you weren't there...
  7. The president of the company is changing...!? Goodbye my beloved
  8. After throwing everything away, together we will...journey to a new tomorrow
  9. Have faith in me! I want to break down your walls
  10. I can't contain these feelings...the answer we came up with together
  11. The finale. Going to where you are...Their future together



Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York

  • Title: リッチマン、プアウーマン in ニューヨーク
  • Title (English): Rich Man, Poor Woman in New York
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Viewership rating: 15.3% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast date: 2013-Apr-01
  • Air time: 21:00-23:24
  • Theme song: Hikari e by miwa
    • Insert song: Delight by miwa



Main Cast

Production Credits


  • 74th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Actor - Oguri Shun
  • 74th Television Drama Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Ishihara Satomi
  • 16th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul-Sept 2012): Best Actor - Oguri Shun
  • 16th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul-Sept 2012): Best Supporting Actress - Ishihara Satomi

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