Chocho Akimichi (秋道チョウチョウ, Akimichi ChoCho) is a kunoichi and a member of Konohagakure’s Akimichi clan. Together with her teammates Inojin Yamanaka and Shikadai Nara, she forms the seventeenth generation of the Ino – Shika – Chō trio.
- Birthdate: August 8
- Sex: Female
- Age: Boruto Movie: 12
- Height: Blank Period: 130 cm – Boruto Movie: 150.5 cm
- Affiliation: Konohagakure
- Team: Team 10
- Clan: Akimichi Clan
Background Chocho Akimichi
ChoCho is the only child of Karui and Chōji Akimichi. 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. From a young age, ChoCho would often have sleepovers with Inojin and Shikadai, even having matching pyjamas.
Their parents would also continue Asuma Sarutobi’s tradition of taking the kids to Yakiniku Q to celebrate accomplishments. In the anime, when she was younger, ChoCho had very high fever.
Her parents worked earnestly to get a special medicine for her, which caused Chōji to trim down so much that ChoCho didn’t recognise him, making her have lingering doubts about her parentage.
Chocho Akimichi Personality
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, Anko Mitarashi. 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.
A few years later, however, ChoCho started to become conscious about her appearance, 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 weight, has humorously caused ChoCho to believe she is adopted. She became impulsively convinced that any random adult she would find impressive is possibly her real parent.
Ironically, upon approaching Chōji’s slimmer form after using his Calorie Control, she approached him in the same manner. Having chosen to walk down her own path, ChoCho believes in doing everything at her own pace.
She seems to be somewhat self centred, as she thinks that many situations and events revolve around her. ChoCho also possesses a competitive nature, challenging her father to frequent eating contests.
She is also a romantic at heart, delighting in a good love story and hoping to find love herself. Despite her rather eccentric nature, ChoCho is also a very caring friend and kind girl who shows great concern and esteem for her best friend Sarada while taking time to assist others in ways she believes are helpful when they are in trouble. Like many others in her generation, she admires the Seventh Hokage.
Appearance Chocho Akimichi
ChoCho is a dark skinned girl with amber coloured eyes and a noticeably heftier physique, similarly to most people of her clan. She inherited her father’s brown hair (portrayed as orange (or blonde) in the Boruto manga), which she styles 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. She was first seen wearing a sleeveless red shirt, and white pants.
ChoCho later upgraded her attire, donning a sleeveless white kimono with a net t-shirt under it, a yellow sash, tied with a dark yellow ribbon, a pair of black arm warmers, and a pair of black long shinobi boots.
As customary of her clan, both of her ears are pierced by grey stud earrings. However, unlike the rest of her clan, she lacks the Akimichi facial markings. In the Boruto: Naruto Generations manga, ChoCho is seen wearing a small necklace and a single red bead bangle along with another bangle around her right wrist.
In her Academy days, ChoCho was seen wearing 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.
Abilities Chocho Akimichi
ChoCho is a practitioner of Lightning Release, able to perform the Lightning Release: Thunderclap Fist (雷遁・迅雷拳, Raiton: Jinraiken) 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.
Akimichi Clan Techniques
As a member of the Akimichi clan, ChoCho is able to convert her calories into chakra to use for various body expanding hiden techniques. Before graduating from the Academy, she was already able to use the Partial Multi Size Technique.
In the anime, by using her enlarged fists to deliver powerful punches to the ground, she can smack the debris at her opponent to use as a ranged assault. By the time of her Chūnin Exams, ChoCho had mastered more advanced techniques of her clan, such as the Multi Size Technique and Human Bullet Tank.
While her physical power is decreased, she is able to use Butterfly Mode for extended periods of time without using the clan’s Three Coloured Pills at all.
Originally, this reduced power came from ChoCho subconsciously not expending all her calories, keeping her transformation incomplete.
However, later learning about how the technique is powered by drive, she learned to perfect it, properly increasing her power in this state. Her skill in fighting with enlarged body parts is enough to keep up with Sarada while she used her Sharingan.