Chocho was born as the only child of Karui and Akimichi Choji. As a child, when she was younger, Chocho had very high fever. Her parents worked earnestly to get a special medicine for her, which caused Choji to trim down so much that Chocho didn't recognise him, making her have lingering doubts about her parentage. Years later, she attended Naruto's seventh Hokage ceremony. She is seen talking to Sarada while she is eating sweets. However she is seen with her father as Naruto waves his hand. As her parents continued to stay close to their childhood friends over the years, Chocho ultimately came to know the various parents' respective kids well.
Like her father, Chocho never turns down an invitation when it comes to food. This is evident when she skips her training with her fellow Ino–Shika–Cho members in favour of going to eat with her sensei Mitarashi Anko. Rather than feeling guilty for this, Chocho displayed indifference to the consequences. In stark contrast to her father, who was always quick to rile when his weight was brought up, she was easily able to brush off being called fat. Her weight in fact doesn't seem to bother her at all, rather Chocho appears to be quite confident, and self-assured — a trait she perhaps inherited from her mother. She enjoys being taking to Ichiraku Ramen by her father so they can have their transition ramen eating contest. She enjoys to the point that she try's to defeat Hinata's record of 46 bowls.
A few years later however, Chocho started to become conscious about her weight and would actively try to lose a few pounds only to fail upon seeing her father's excessive eating habits. This, coupled with her own mother having no problem with their weight, this has humorously caused Chocho to believe she is adopted. She seems to be somewhat self-centred as she thought many situations revolve around her, as she believed that Shin and Naruto only came for her and that she and Sarada were looking for her own father. Likewise, her dislike in her parents' nature has made her become impulsively convinced that any random adult she finds impressive are possibly her real parents.
Ironically, upon returning to the village following the battle with Shin, she approaches her own father in the same manner, unaware of who he was as he had lost weight from the use Calorie Control during a mission with Ino. Chocho is floored when she realize it is Choji and intrigued by his sudden weight loss, she becomes eager for him to teach her. Since she believes his weight loss is the result of a secret Akimichi clan technique, while being unaware that it is actually a side effect. She seems to be somewhat self-centred as she thought many situations revolve around her, as she believed that Shin and Naruto only came for her along with thinking that she and Sarada were looking for her own father. Furthermore, she believed that Mitsuki only asked her to move away from Sarada and Boruto to give her a love confession.
After becoming a genin, she punches Inojin in the face whenever he calls her "fatass". In the Boruto movie, she also gets annoy when Naruto's shadow clones buy all the food in the market.
Chocho is dark-skinned with amber colored eyes like her mother. She inherited her father's brown hair which she wears in two spiky ponytails kept back with a pink hair-band. The rest of her hair is left hanging down behind her back, with her bangs hanging over her left eye. In the anime, Chocho's outfit is a sleeveless pink kimono, with a net t-shirt under it, a red sash with butterfly decorations tied around her waist, a pair of black arm warmers and regular shinobi sandals.
She wears a sleeveless red shirt with white pants in the epilogue. In Naruto Gaiden, she wears a sleeveless white kimono with a net T-shirt under it, a pair of black arm warmers, and a pair of black long shinobi boots. Like all members of the Akimichi clan, she's chubby. Also as customary of her clan, both of her ears are pierced by grey stud earrings. After she becomes a genin, she wears a forehead protector on the top of her forehead. In the Boruto manga, her hair is orange.
Her outfit later changes to a sleeveless pink kimono, with a net t-shirt under it, a red sash with butterfly decorations tied around her waist, a pair of black arm warmers and regular shinobi sandals.
As a member of the Akimichi clan and her generation's Ino—Shika—Cho, Chocho has begun learning the various body-expanding techniques of her clan as well as collaboration techniques with Inojin and Shikadai. She is also deceptively fast, being able to slip behind an opponent before they could notice, despite them possessing the Sharingan. Noticeably, she Chōchō possessed a considerable amount of chakra, being able to use the more advanced clan techniques without the need of Three Colored Pills, a feat normally accomplished by a much more experienced Akimichi.
Akimichi Clan Techniques
Like her father, Chocho's primary tactics in battle are her clan's secret techniques. Before graduating from the Acadamy, she could already use the Partial Multi-Size Technique, forcing a dangerous Shin clone to momentarily retreat. By the time of her Chunin Exams, Chocho had mastered more advanced techniques of her clan, such as the Super Multi-Size Technique, Human Bullet Tank, and Butterfly Transformation Technique (蝶化の術), which secured her team's victory in the second part of the exams.
Chocho can use Lightning Release to perform the Lightning Release: Thunderclap Fist (雷遁・迅雷拳) technique. In the anime, she is able to effectively perform Cooperation Ninjutsu and Fūinjutsu, able to use both to restrict a person's movements and expand the might of this alongside fellow users.
In the anime, two weeks into the Ninja Academy, Chocho was left amazed at how reckless Boruto was compared to his father, and asked Sarada whether she knows him. Later, she joined the rest of the class to watch the fight between Boruto and Yuino Iwabee, after which Chocho teased Sumire when she expressed her happiness with how Boruto was able to get along with the classmates. During a class introducing students to the summoning technique, Boruto and Sarada got into another argument, which sparked an argument between all the boys and girls.
During lunch break, Chocho bought nearly all the yakisoba buns, which sparked another fight between Sarada and Boruto over the last one. Shino appeared, insisting that they boys and girls settle things with a race challenge for a flag. The challenge quickly got heated, leading to a desperate Boruto using a summoning scroll and miraculously summoned a snake-like creature. The creature went on a rampage, attacking the students and launched Chocho off the roof, to which Boruto managed to save her with the help of some other students. After the creature was subdued by the timely arrival of Konohamaru, the contest ended with the girls getting the flag. Despite their victory, the girls made peace with the boys.
Later, the class gained a new transfer student from Otogakure named Mitsuki. Wanting the students to warm up to Mitsuki, Shino organised a welcoming party for the new student. Chocho quickly began digging into the food. When Shino's efforts for the party backfired with his insects, the class began to freak out, with Denki begging someone to make the insects go away, which Mitsuki did with his Wind Release: Breakthrough, causing even more damage to the Ninja Academy. When one of the repairmen went berserk and started to destroy the Ninja Academy, while her classmates went into actions, Chocho decided to stay behind and "guard" the potato chips.
Later, Sumire realizes that she is being stalked. Eventually, Chocho and her friends discover that it is Magire a shy student from a different class. When Chocho assumed that he was interested in her, Magire quickly denied it and accidently admitted his feelings towards Sumire. Chocho insisted that he be more forward with his feelings. When Magire meekly asks her out, Sumire turned him down, leaving him distraught and running away in shame. The following day, various creepy messages are left for Sumire. While Chocho and the others decide to watch over her, they are systematically separated from Sumire. Eventually, the perpetrator is revealed to be a possessed Magire, who kidnaps Sumire. Chocho and the others soon find them, where Magire quickly attacked them with his concealment skills. Eventually, Chocho was able to reach Magire, noting that such an indecisive nature will never win anyone over. Accepting his poor methods of trying to make Sumire like him, the spectre was rejected from Magire. As Magire began to apologize for his actions he fainted, resulting from severe chakra drain caused from his possession. The group then quickly take him to the hospital.
Later, the class was assigned by Shino to split into groups of three and each tail a different workplace for a few days to better understand non-shinobi life. Chōchō convinced Sarada to check out both the nail salon and the pastry factory. The following day, Chocho angrily went to the post office, noting that her special order of a limited-edition potato chip was suppose to arrive yesterday. It was soon deduced that Boruto's sloppy delivery of mail was behind this.
Later, Chocho checked on some of her friends after learning that they were hospitalized from a recent attack. Afterwards, she was recruited by Shikadai to go after the culprit. She and her friends the met up at the post office to discuss their plan. After splitting up to patrol the village, the culprit of the attacks unleashed his Shadow Spectre on the post chief Komame. Chocho's group however quickly appeared, having anticipated this move as all their recent efforts were clearly being spied on. While half the team stayed to save the possessed Komame, Chōchō's half pursued the masked culprit. While the post chief was saved, the spectre and the culprit ultimately got away.
Chocho is seen after running an obstacle course in groups of three. However Shino fails all students, because the few who complete the course did so by leaving their teammates behind. Konohamaru and Moegi tell the students they'll occasionally drop by for the purposes of seeing who fight be under their command, and encourage them to see which formations work better.
Several weeks later, Shino decided to change up the 3-man teams for their next challenge to determine the optimum pairings for graduation. Chocho decided to team up with Inojin and Shikadai. When Iwabee noted that they were essentially forming the Ino-Shika-Cho trio like their respective parents, the team admitted that their techniques were naturally compatible. Chocho also noted that good teams don't need to be friends, only work well together. During their challenge to capture a flag, Shikadai took advantage of Lee's social-anxiety, noting how everyone was watching him. While Lee froze up, Chocho quickly knocked him out. Shino was then called aside concerning Sumire. As the class began discussing rumors that Sumire was being transferred to a different school, they were relieved to see her return to their class.
One night, Chocho and Choji come to Ichiraku Ramen, only to find Naruto and Boruto there as well. She and her father have their traditional ramen eating contest. However Chocho gets depressed that she couldn't beat Hinata's record.
Five years later after classes were ended early by their sensei, due to the impending Five Kage Summit. Chocho skipped her training with Inojin and Shikadai when her mentor Anko invited her to the dango shop to eat some anmitsu, despite Inojin's protests. She casually dismissed him even after being called fat and left with Anko.
Upon hearing that she and the rest of the class will be going through the graduation exam in a week, Chōchō was only interested in if it could help her lose some weight. Later she met up with her father, who embarrassed her simply because of his choice of flavored chips to walk around with. Later in a restaurant, Chocho complained that her father's excessive eating is making it difficult for her to control her own eating habits when she's trying to lose weight. With her mother's "hands off" policy on the matter. Chochho told Sarada that she believes she is adopted, much to Sarada's humor as she was actually suffering from a possible discrepancy in her own parentage. Mitsuki, who was eavesdropping, simply told her that drama of this type is typical of a girl her age, but Chochho ignored him and invited Sarada on a road trip to "find her real parents".
Later, when Sarada began to tail Uzumaki Naruto, Chōchō followed her, still believing they are embarking on a journey to discover her "real parents" and even assumed that her "real father" might be good-looking.
As she learned that Sarada was looking for her own father as well and was going to follow the Seventh Hokage to do so. Uzumaki Boruto soon appeared with a lunch prepared by his mother for Naruto. As Naruto already left the village, Sarada decided to use this as an excuse to meet up with Naruto and asked Boruto to let her deliver it. While Boruto was reluctant about it, Chocho was asked by Mitsuki to move away for a moment, to which the Akmichi asked if this was a love confession. After it was agreed that Chocho and Sarada would bring the lunch, the two quickly took off, where soon after Chocho ran out of breath. Soon afterwards, they were ambushed by a young boy claiming to be of the Uchiha named Shin. He desired to bring Sarada to his father. As Sarada refused, the mysterious boy attacked. While Chocho was quickly overwhelmed, she was soon quickly saved by Naruto's timely arrival.
After a quick display of Seventh Hokage's might, Shin retreated and Chocho was left in awe, hoping that maybe Naruto was her "real" father, to which Naruto was left greatly confused by the young girl. Deciding it would be safest to keep the two kunoichi with him, Naruto decided to let them join him on meeting with Sasuke. Before setting out, Chocho complained of being hungry and Sarada offered the bento to Naruto, which they all shared while Naruto spoke about Sasuke in his childhood.
Soon afterwards, Sarada went ahead under the guise of using the restroom while Naruto stayed to watch Chocho catch her breath. Upon catching up with Sarada, they found her in the company of her estranged father, Sasuke. While Chocho again wondered if Sasuke was her real father simply because he was handsome, Sarada began asking her many personal questions to Sasuke, only for him to right them off as none of her business. Chocho then offered Sasuke her bag of chips to try and make up with his daughter.
Later, Chocho joined everyone in the search for Shin. When Sasuke activated his Rinnegan and prepared to take everyone with him in his Susanoo, Chōchō again admired Sasuke's abilities. In the new dimension, they ultimately found Sakura Uchiha engaged in battle with Shin. Sasuke quickly subdued Shin with Susanoo. As Sasuke checked on his wife's condition, Chocho complained about Sasuke being Sarada's father and not hers. Shin then ordered his clones to distract the enemies while he escaped. Everyone watched in surprise as the clones all attacked him, to which one of the clones simply explained that they outgrew need of him. Thousands of Shin clones then appeared, some of different built and even size. As Naruto and Sasuke fought them off easily, Sarada then joined the fight, amazing everyone by showcasing the same immense strength her mother wielded to decimate the area and several Shin clones.
After defeating the Shin clones, Chocho approached Sarada, voicing her amazement at Sarada's strength and notes with surprise that Sarada's eyes had become similar to her father's. On their way back to the village, Chocho expressed her annoyance at being unable to find her real father but finding Sarada's instead. However as they approached the village gates, Chocho approached a man whom she felt might be her real father and was shocked to find out that it was actually Choji, who had just got back from a mission with Yamanaka Ino. She then began questioning her father on how he had suddenly lost so much weight and asked if it was some sort of secret technique passed down through their clan, Choji replying that that was one way of putting it. Now in awe of her father's weight loss, Chocho demanded that he begin training her the next day.
In the anime, to improve relationships with other villages and symbolically show the warring era was over, the Seventh Hokage set up an official class trip for the Academy to go to Kirigakure. Upon arriving, they were met with Karatachi Kagura, who was appointed by to act as the class' tour guide. The class was later taken to meet Chojuro, the Sixth Mizukage, who welcomed the class to the village.
As graduation exams for the ninja classes were nearing, Chocho was interviewed about his goals for the future. She was later also interviewed by "Sukea", a freelance reporter for an article.
During the exams, taking up Shino's subtle offer to try stealing the test answers for the written test, Chocho and her friends were able to easily pass the test. Later, during the practical and final test, the class was brought to the training field. There, the entire class was set up to face Shino, Anko and Konohamaru for 24 hours. While the teachers would still evaluate the students' respective improvements, the students' true test was against Kakashi. The Sixth Hokage quickly explained that he would only pass the first student who is able to take the single bell attached to his hip. As the test began, Chocho chose to work alongside Shikadai and Inojin. While Anko questioned their team-up as only one person could pass the test, they insisted that it was more practical to work together for now. As the trio was quickly overwhelmed by the seasoned kunoichi, they were quickly backed up by more friends.
Ultimately, the trio, along with several other students were defeated and captured by Anko. Later that night, Boruto led his fellow classmates saving Chōchoō and the others. Afterwards, following Boruto's next plan, Inojin and everyone attacked the Sixth Hokage together. Despite their team-up, Kakashi easily saw through their patterns and exploited their scattered assault to repel them. This however was a cover for their true goal of a group String Light Formation to subdue Kakashi. Despite their effort, Kakashi was still able to hold them off, allowing time to run out. While no one got the bell, Kakashi chose to pass everyone as they succeeded in the test's true goal; team-work and loyalty.
Ultimately, Chocho was placed on the same team as Inojin and Shikadai, once again forming a new generation for the Ino-Shika-Cho. For their first mission, they're assigned to chauffeuring around the client, carrying her various purchases. Chocho got out of carrying anything as she was getting so chummy with the client.
With the continued thefts performed by the Byakuya Gang throughout Konohagakure, Team 10 was assigned alongside the other genin teams to help stop the self-proclaimed noble thieves. However, the genin were not permitted to engage the Byakuya Gang without aid from a chunin or higher-ranked shinobi.
Later, the gang's act of distributing their stolen wealth to the poor began gaining much support from many of the villagers. Even more, swarms of protestors began emerging in the village against various legitimate companies, fueled by the Byakuga Gang's claims of the said companies being corrupt, one of which included the Kaminarimon Company.
While shopping with her father, Chocho was irritated to find that all the food on the shelves had been bought by Naruto's shadow clones.
Later, Chocho enters the Chunin Exams alongside Inojin and Shikadai. The first round is a true or false quiz which turned out to be a sham as both answers were incorrect and every team was dropped into an ink pit. Fortunately, Shikadai was able to use his shadow to prevent himself and his team-mates from falling into the ink pit and thus allowing them to continue to the second round.
The second round consisted of teams battling against each other for flags. Chocho was sent out to retrieve another teams flag while her team-mates stayed behind to guard their own flag. She was ultimately successful in capturing another flag and secure victory for her team. During the third round however, Chocho was defeated by Shinki. She is lastly seen during the end credits.
Boruto Naruto Next Generations Manga
A few days later, Chocho is with her team eating chips as she hears Shikadai complain about how many missions they have been tasked with. Afterwards, Moegi joins her team and tells them they have a new mission.
- Choji's Mother (Grandmother)
- Akimichi Choza (Grandfather)
- Karui (Mother)
- Akimichi Choji (Father)
- Aburame Shino (Childhood Sensei)
- Moegi (Future Sensei)
- Yamanaka Inojin (Childhood classmate & Teammate)
- Nara Shikadai (Childhood classmate & Teammate)
- She is the only female member of the Ino-Shika-Cho group that has not been voiced yet. However she is finally voiced in The Day That Naruto Became Hokage OVA.
- Masashi Kishimoto stated that Chocho is a plump version of Karui.
There are three differences between her character in the manga version of The Day That Naruto Became Hokage, and in the OVA version of it:
- In the manga, Chocho didn't appear at all during the ceremony. However in the OVA, she does appear.
- In the manga, Chocho didn't speak to Sarada. However in the OVA, she does speak to Sarada. During her conversation with her, Chocho hopes the event will be over soon.
- In the manga, when Naruto waves at everyone. Chocho didn't stand next to Sakura and Sarada. However in the OVA, she is seen next to her father. While also being seen with Sakura, Sarada, Iruka and Ino.
According tot he Databook(s):
- Her birthday is August 8, & her bloodtype is.
- Her hobbies are eating contests & appreciating TV dramas.
- Her favorite food is just about anything. While her least favorite food is just about nothing.
- Her attributes are: 70 in intelligence, 110 in negotiations, 120 in dexterity, 150 in strength, 80 in perception, and 145 in chakra.
- She has four stars in mental resistance and drug resistance, and three stars in unarmed hand-to-hand combat.
- Japanese : Ryoko Shiraishi
- English : Colleen O'Shaughnessey
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