search
Naruto Wiki

Naruto Wiki

1540 pages 3279 edits Updated: Jan 08
Wiki BG

Choza Akimichi in Naruto


Chōza Akimichi is a Konohagakure jōnin and former colleague of Shikaku Nara and Inoichi Yamanaka. They formerly formed the famous Ino-Shika-Chō trio. He is also the fifteenth Akimichi clan leader.


All about Akimichi Chōza


NameAkimichi Chōza
AliasNone
First Appearance in AnimeNaruto Episode 59
Japanese Voice ActorNobuaki Fukuda
English Voice ActorMichael Sorich
BirthdateApril 22
SexMale
StatusAlive
AffiliationKonohagakure Allied Shinobi Forces
TeamIno-Shika-Chō
First Division
Team Chōza
ClanAkimichi

Chōza’s Background


Chōza was partnered with Shikaku Nara and Inoichi Yamanaka when he became a genin. During the Third Shinobi World War, he was responsible for his own genin team consisting of Ebisu, Genma Shiranui and Might Guy. As the conflict drew to a close, his crew was tasked with delivering a request for a peace treaty between Konoha and Iwagakure. Anticipating that the Iwa shinobi might turn hostile, the gathering was strategically held near the Land of Wind’s border, knowing that the Fourth Kazekage would monitor the meeting if a war broke out near Suna territory.



A few years later, Chōza discovered that Chōji was being treated as an outcast because of his weight and that other youngsters were saying that the Akimichi were useless ninja. He promised Chōji that one day he would have loyal friends who would see the real Chōji.


Chōza was the chief of the Akimichi clan and a member of the “Ino-Shika-Chō” trio with Shikaku Nara and Inoichi Yamanaka, and his name was the Chō part of the group name. Before Chōji became a genin, he led him to the Yamanaka, Nara and Akimichi Clan Memorial, where he told him about the three clans’ special relationship and his future as the Akimichi’s next head.


Part 1

Chūnin Exams

Chōza’s first appearance was during the Chūnin Exam Festival, sitting alongside his former teammates who were discussing the fact that Inoichi had a daughter and how troublesome that was, according to Shikaku, while Chōza was only looking at the menu to order everything on the page. Chōza offered Shikamaru to join them for dinner when the latter arrived to pick up his father.


Konoha Crush


He is seen during the conclusion of the Konoha Crush, where he trampled some Otogakure shinobi and later met up with Inoichi and Shikaku to reunite the Ino-Shika-Chō Trio.


Sasuke Recovery Mission

Chōza visits the hospital after Chōji consumes the Three Coloured Pills. Despite the fact that he is unable to see Chōji because he is healing, he expresses relief that Tsunade returned to the hamlet and thereby saved his son’s life.


Part 2

Pain’s Assault

When Pain’s Assault on Konoha begins, Chōza creates a team with Chōji to scout the village in search of enemies. They are pulled to the location of Kakashi’s fight with Pain. When Chōza and Chōji arrive, they demolish the Asura Path before moving on to the Deva Path. The Deva Path’s Shinra Tensei defeats much of the team, but its brief appearance allows Chōza, Chōji and Kakashi to figure out how its abilities function and devise an offensive strategy. Kakashi buries a chain underground while Chōza and Chōji attack it with the Double Bullet Tank, grabbing the chain as they are thrown back to immobilize the Deva Path while Kakashi attacks. The still-active Asura Path deflects his strike, giving the Deva Path enough time to respond.



Chōza is apparently slain in the aftermath. A mini-Katsuyu quickly clings onto him, which allows Tsunade to remotely monitor him and verify that he is still alive. She informs Chōji of this and advises him to transport Chōza to the hospital. Chōji remains with Chōza for the duration of the assault.


Fourth Shinobi World War


When the Fourth Shinobi World War broke out, Chōza was assigned to the First Division, which was sent to the Land of Lightning’s border to defend against an incoming Akatsuki alliance. After employing the Multi-Size Technique, he engaged a reincarnated Asuma Sarutobi and Dan Katō, the latter of whom observes that Chōza has grown since the last time they saw each other. During the combat, Chōza distracted Dan as other Division members prepared to trap him in the Four Violet Flames Formation.


Soon, Chōza got lured into other conflicts taking place on the battlefield while fighting Dan. He blocked a strike from Kinkaku’s extended tail after he transformed. Chōza leaped in front of Asuma’s Fire Release: Ash Pile Burning to defend them later when Chōji was having problems fighting Asuma. He reminded Chōji of his responsibilities as the next Akimichi head, giving his son the courage he needed to confront his teacher. Chōza then watched with pride as Chōji defeated Asuma using the clan’s calorie control technique as well as the Butterfly Bullet Bombing Technique.



By the end of the night, Dan had been defeated, and Chōji defeated the other reincarnated ninja remaining in the play. Tobi soon emerged on the battlefield and summoned the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path, thus the apparent victory was short-lived. Chōza uses the Super Multi-Size Technique to assault the statue alongside Chōji, but it eventually beats them both and he later takes cover while the statue rampages over the battlefield.


Tobi and the other shinobi there stood in circles when Tobi retreated, as Shikamaru had instructed. This was done until Naruto arrived and distinguished between the actual shinobi and the White Zetsu Army imposters. When Naruto’s shadow clone arrived, he thanked him and informed him that HQ has already told them everything.



While protecting the barrier, Chōza continued his talk with Dan, informing him that Madara Uchiha has also been reincarnated and that Tsunade, in the capacity of the Hokage, and the other Kage were facing him on the battlefield, which shocked Dan. Although Chōza praised Tsunade as a Hokage, Dan told Chōza that only Hashirama could ever defeat Madara and implored him to go out and find the caster of the Impure World Reincarnation technique and stop them instead of guarding the barrier — seeing this as the only way to stop Madara, leaving Chōza to wonder if Madara was truly invincible.


Later, Chōza looked in disbelief as Dan was surrounded in a type of light before beginning to deconstruct when the Impure World Reincarnation was released. As Dan regained control of his motions, he requested to remove the barrier to which Chōza consented. When Dan used the Spirit Transformation Technique to seize control of his ascending spirit, Chōza realized his intentions and implored him to hurry and visit Tsunade as his time was running out. He joyfully revealed the mechanisms underlying Dan’s technique to an amazed Konoha-nin after Dan left.


Chōza was later seen attending the funeral post the aftermath of the Fourth Shinobi World War.


New Era


Naruto Shinden: Parent and Child Day

Chōza was a part of the crowd of people who gathered outside the Seventh Hokage’s office a day after Konoha's Parent and Child Day. Since he was unable to see his granddaughter, Chōchō, during the holiday, he requested a “Grandparent and Grandchild Day” so that he can spend time with her. He was joined by Hiashi Hyūga, who also wanted to spend time with his own grandchildren. Later, the Hokage ultimately approved their request.


Chōza’s Personality


Chōza is a polite and caring man who appears to have great wisdom and awareness of the world, and he deeply loves his son, Chōji. He is not beyond reprimanding his son for his conduct, especially when they endanger others. This was evident during the Fourth Shinobi World War, when he told Chōji that he should take what was going on around him seriously, and that as the future head of the Akimichi, he should not behave so cowardly. Like the rest of his clan, he has a large appetite and is prone to eating everything on any menu’s page.


Chōza’s Appearance


Chōza is a tall, plump man with brown hair who appears to be wearing a long, spiky red hair-piece. He has purple markings on his cheeks, which is a frequent feature among the Akimichi clan. He dresses in a samurai-style attire consisting of a black coat with armor bearing the character meaning “meal”. He also has a rope belt, hand guards, and a hachimaki strapped around his head instead of a forehead protector. He also wore a set of silver hooped earrings at some point before passing them down to his kid. He has not been seen wearing them since they were returned to him when Chōji became a chūnin and swore his pledge.



At any time Chōza employs the Multi-Size Technique, two markings appear under his eyes; these markings disappear when he reverts to his normal size.


Chōza’s Abilities


Chōza, like his son and the rest of his clan, employs a unique technique that allows him to convert calories into chakra. As the clan’s head, it stands to reason that he is well-versed in all of his clan’s hidden procedures. He was able to help Kakashi Hatake defeat the Deva Path, as well as knock out the Asura Path with a single hit after it had been paralyzed by Kakashi’s Lightning Release: Shadow Clone Technique.



He wields a bō in battle with remarkable proficiency, like other members of his clan, with the ability to lengthen it in proportion to him as he increases in stature. He could use the hammer to generate a giant whirlwind powerful enough to send hundreds of enemies flying, as well as Chōza himself, when using his Multi-Size Technique. While floating, his shadow covers practically the whole battlefield, supporting Shikaku Nara’s skills.


Physical Prowess


Chōza possesses incredible physical strength, as evidenced by his ability to stop Kinkaku’s massive tail, as well as stop the Demonic Statue of the Outer Path with his bō. Chōza is also very durable and resistant to pain, shielding his comrades from Asuma’s explosive attacks.


Akimichi Clan Techniques



As the leader of his clan, he is likely to be well-versed in most, if not all, of his clan’s skills. He has demonstrated competence with the Multi-Size Technique, being able to stay in this shape for a considerable period of time without any obvious strain on him or his chakra supplies, as well as the Human Bullet Tank, which he used alongside his son during their battle with Pain. All of this revolves around the clan’s unique capacity to enlarge certain body parts.


Chōza in Other Media


Movies

Chōza makes an appearance in the following movies :


  • Naruto Shippūden the Movie : The Lost Tower

  • Road to Ninja : Naruto the Movie


Video Games


Chōza is a playable character in the following video games :


Game Name Japanese Release English Release
Naruto Shippūden : Ultimate Ninja Blazing14 July 201624 August 2016
Naruto : Shinobi Collection2014
Naruto : Shinobi Collection Shippū Ranbu27 July 2015
Naruto : Ultimate Ninja Online14 April 201320 July 2016


Chōza’s Quotes


(To Chōji) “Chōji, you’ve got a kinder heart than anyone I know. There will be someone who will see that in you, and become your friend. If you meet him, treat him as your best friend, and become comrades who will trust in each other more than anything else.”


(To Ino) “Tsunade’s return to Konoha utterly saved us. If she hadn’t come, Chōji would now be…”


(To Chōji) “Don’t get soft on me Chōji! You’re a 16th generation Akimichi, act like it!”


(To Shikamaru) “Sorry Chōji’s been such a pain to deal with… but that’s all over. He’s now worthy of being the 16th head of the Akimichi.”


FAQs


Q. Is Chōza Akimichi alive?

A. Yes, Chōza is alive and well. He is the only one among the previous Ino-Shima-Chō Trio who survived the Fourth Shinobi World War.


Q. Who were Chōza Akimichi’s students?

A. Chōza’s genin team consisted of Might Guy, Genma Shiranui and Ebisu.


Q. How strong is the Akimichi clan?

A. Akimichi clan members possess great physical strength and are able to quickly convert calories into chakra, which they then use in two different ways.


This functionality is open only to Wiki Admins

Popular In Naruto Wiki

Comments

Latest Wiki Pages

Mr.

Mr.

Naruto Wiki 6 mn 17 d
Jigen in Naruto

Jigen in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 18 d
Shamo in Naruto

Shamo in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 19 d
Kakesu in Naruto

Kakesu in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 19 d
Rokuro in Naruto

Rokuro in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 20 d
Namua in Naruto

Namua in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 22 d
Fugo in Naruto

Fugo in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 22 d
Eho Norimaki in Naruto

Eho Norimaki in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 22 d
Kikuchiyo in Naruto

Kikuchiyo in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 24 d
Maruta in Naruto

Maruta in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 24 d
Tekkan in Naruto

Tekkan in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 24 d
Kozuchi in Naruto

Kozuchi in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 24 d
Mozu Shitakiri in Naruto

Mozu Shitakiri in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 26 d
Tsuzura Shitakiri in Naruto

Tsuzura Shitakiri in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 26 d
Yuki (hawk) in Naruto

Yuki (hawk) in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 26 d
Anaguma in Naruto

Anaguma in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 26 d
Batta in Naruto

Batta in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 26 d
Ran Sogi in Naruto

Ran Sogi in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 27 d
Soul Tao in Naruto

Soul Tao in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 27 d
Yuina Itomaki in Naruto

Yuina Itomaki in Naruto

Naruto Wiki 7 mn 27 d