Rich Man, Poor Woman Fuji TV Summer Drama 2012

  • 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 in New York (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

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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%