Choji Akimichi is a dependable ninja of the Hidden Leaf Village and a member of Team 10 as their fighter. He uses a family ninja technique of physical body manipulation.
Before Choji was a ninja he was teased over weight and other things. One person did not, Shikamaru Nara, the laid back man we've grown used to being lazy but intellegent when he feels like it. Shikimaru was always around Choji, wait the other way around but this was because Shikamaru was the only real genuine person nice to him. They had a great bond. After training in the Ninja school he was put in Team 10, the team with Shikamaru and Ino included.
Choji is a supporting character of the Naruto series, and he was created by Masashi Kishimoto.
He first appeared in Naruto Volume 4, CH. 34 "Intruders?", and his first anime appearance was in Naruto - Episode 1 He Appears!
Major Story Arcs
During the Chunin Exams not make it through it after fighting Dosu the sound ninja. Even though having lost he helped Shikamaru train for the finals in the Chunin Exams.
Sasuke Retrieval Arc
After being told to form a team with Naruto included by Tsunade ,Shikamaru recruits Choji , Neji, Kiba and Akamaru, and Naruto to go on a mission to retrieve Sasuke from the Sound Four, servants of Orochimaru who wear the same purple garbs around them. When they find them they become trapped in a rock dome by Jirobo. From instructions from Shikamaru, Choji uses the Human Boulder Jutsu on the weakest point on the dome setting them free. Choji then battles Jirobo while the other four go after the rest of the Sound Four and Sasuke. When he battled Jirobo, Choji uses the Akimichi clans special pills. The first one he uses is green. This increases his strength. Next he uses the yellow pill increasing his strength even more. Last is red. This increased his strength 100 times. This also makes him skinnier by a long run and creates chakra butterfly wings. He then kills Jirobo but this leaves him unconscious and in the forest.
When Shikamaru asked Choji to come along to find Sasuke he agreed. Later, Shikamaru makes a speech of him not being lazy and him being a leader. Choji knew he wasn’t bluffing. On the way they saw many traps and they catch up to Orochimaru's followers. The followers of Orochimaru catch them and thought every last one of them were weak. Shikamaru uses shadow possession jutsu, and catches them all. But, the follower from the west gate also knew the shadow possession jutsu and broke the jutsu. They south gate follower comes and uses a jutsu that traps them in a rock wall. The wall was draining there chakra. The team kept trying and trying to break out but, the walls repaired itself. Then Shikamaru figures out that in the back wall it recovers the slowest so he knew someone with great Taijutsu can break it. Choji uses a jutsu that makes him look like a giant ball and he says: "Bah-Ruu! Bah-Ruu!, Bah-Ruu!"
Powers and Abilities
Choji knows the secret Akimichi clan jutsu's which allows them to increase the size of parts of their bodies, or just become giants. He also has a technique known as "Human Boulder" where he becomes large and ball-like to crush his opponents.
He also carries the Akimichi clan soldier pills which transforms fat into chakra, strong chakra