Does Choji Die?

No Choji did not die he has had near death experience like his fight with Jirōbō and the Akatsuki Suppression Mission, but Choji is still alive and has never died in the show “Naruto’ He has appeared in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations as Chōchō’s father. He was healed from Tsunade the fifth Hokage to continue living from the mission.

Near Death Experiences

Choji vs. Jirobo

This fight is best remembered for Choji’s use of the ‘Butterfly Bullet ■■■■■■■’. A powerful technique that was powerful enough to kill Jirobo in his Cursed Seal Level 2 form. Choji ate his clan’s Three Coloured Pills, which when eaten, turn his body fat into chakra. Eating the pills bring harm to Choji’s body, but the Medical Corps with direction from Tsunade are able to restore him to consciousness after the fight.

Jirobo was branded with a strong cursed seal from Orochimaru, which builts and increases his physical strength as the seal it morphs, moving to a Level 2 Cursed seal form that clearly changes his appearance a lot and brings ridiculous strength for the power scaling of the Naruto series at that point in time.

Team 7 and Kakashi vs. Hidan and Kakuzi

Choji struggles in his fight against Akatsuki members Kakuzi and Hidan, eventually being caught by Kakuzi’s extendable grasp, and is choked until Shikamaru’s quick thinking frees him and give him relief. Choji was able to use a few impressive tricks before his capture. This fight exhibits his Spiked Human Bullet and Super Open Hand Slap techniques.

Choji does not die in Naruto. He is still alive and continues to appear in new Boruto series to this day.


Chōji was born into the Akimichi tribe and is slated to become the Sixteenth Head of the Akimichi after his father, Chōza. When Chōji was younger he was often been let down for not being good at a child’s game called as Ninja , which appears to be a cross between hide and seek and tag, often employing the use of shuriken made out of cardboard and sticks. His peers would always degrade him, saying him that any team that he was on was bound to defeat. One day they bluntly refused to let him play at all. While, Shikamaru Nara stuck up for him, saying that the teams would be uneven if Chōji didn’t join them. This gave Chōji a little hope however, in the end, they still refused to let him play.

Chōji and his father were later seen chatting on the roof of a building while Chōji was still sad over the way he was treated by the other children, saying the Akimichi were all fat and foolish. Comforting him, his father told him that few people have a heart as caring and kind as his, and one day he would meet someone who would see that in him and respect and care him for it, and that steadily they would be the best friends. His father proved to be correct as soon as Shikamaru arrived. Chōji recognized him as the one who had defended him earlier, and asked Shikamaru why he wasn’t playing the game, to which Shikamaru replied that it was too troublesome. He then told Chōji that he liked to come up there to watch the clouds and that Chōji happened to be sitting on his spot. Chōji moved over to give him some space beside him. Shikamaru then proceeded to lie down before telling Chōji that he should watch the clouds with him. This overjoyed Chōji, and he eagerly asked Shikamaru if he wanted to eat some snacks that he had brought. Shikamaru took him up on the offer causing Chōji to be delighted, and then Shikamaru said “This is the best, watching clouds and eating chips”. From that day onwards, both of them became best friends.

Choji’s Personality

Choji is one of the lead supporting characters of the Naruto anime/manga series. Chōji was born into the Akimichi clan and is slated to become the Sixteenth Head of the Akimichi after his father Choza. He was a weak character, reliant, kind, polite, caring and coward entirely on stuffing his face and obeying Shikamaru. These characteristics are stated to be his greatest strength by both his father Chōza and his former teacher Asuma Sarutobi while his greatest weakness was his lack of self-confidence. He hated to fight, ran as often as he could and couldn’t hit a comrade even in training. He is easily stimulated by the prospect of food, and becomes highly agitated when somebody calls him “fat” (he refers to himself as chubby or big ■■■■■) Asuma would say that he is just “pleasantly plump”. While, he does not hide his love for food and his near constant hunger is also an annoyance to his teammates, as eating often comes before other necessities such as teamwork and stealth. Food can also make him over-react about foolish things, such as who gets the last chip, or when Akamaru tried to take his chips and he denies to let anyone else eat the last chip in the bag even in battle-situation. Chōji also tends to eat a lot when he is angry and sad. Since Part II of the series it has been showed that his eating habits are more controlled and no longer interfere with his duties as a shinobi.

As stated by his father and teacher Chōji greatly lacked self confidence in himself and his abilities which certain times hindered his actions or even progression in most aspects. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, Chōji was able to overcome these issues and become one of the main contributing factors in the Allied Shinobi Forces turning the tide of the battle in their favor.

As an adult Chōji is shown to be very laid back and jolly. He is also shown to be a loving husband towards Karui and an immensely doting father towards his eccentric daughter Chōchō. While, he maintains a competitive side with Chōchō frequently challenging him to eating contests. During her Chūnin exam Chōji is shown to cheer her on while also expressing concern for her well-being when she faces the skilled genin Shinki.


Like other Akimichi, Chōji has a heavy build and markings on his cheeks in the form of swirls. He has spiky brown hair, that sticks upward in Part I and grows till waist-length in Part II. In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Chōji cuts his hair shorter and sports a goatee both of which grow further when he becomes an adult with his hair slicked back and braided. During Part I Chōji wore a green, short-sleeved haori with a long, white scarf over a light-green shirt (white in the anime), with the kanji for “food” on it. He also wore black shorts hoop earrings, and bandages around his legs and arms. His blue forehead protector was styled in a manner that let two tufts of hair to poke out at each side. In Part II, Chōji sports a dark red suit with plated armour on his torso, and upper legs and arms, having the same kanji for “food” on the front. He switches to a standard red forehead protector and replaces his hoop earrings with studs a gift given to him from Asuma Sarutobi.

During the Fourth Shinobi World War, he wears the standard Konoha flak jacket over his outfit.

In The Last: Naruto the Movie, Chōji’s whole appearance slims down somewhat, being more plump as he considers himself. His outfit is almost the same but he wears larger wrist-guards and his boots reach his calves. Years later, Chōji’s outfit consists of elements from Parts I and II: a green haori over chest plate armour, brown pants with a red belt, bandages around his forearms, and black sandals. He seems to have ceased wearing a forehead protector.


Chōji’s low self-confidence belied his great strength; he became agitated to fight an opponent if they insulted him or his friends. It was during these times that he proved to be really strong, enough to defeat the Sound Four member, Jirōbō. His father Chōza, Shikamaru, and Asuma Sarutobi all believe that Choji’s biggest strength is his kindness and concern for his friends, which the latter states could someday make him stronger than anyone. Chōji helps fight members of Akatsuki such as Kakuzu and Pain, though his self-confidence reaches its peak during the Fourth Shinobi World War: Chōza states Chōji is now worthy of being the Akimichi clan’s sixteenth head every ally and foe on the battlefield become amazed at his display of strength, and he defeats the reincarnated Kakuzu and Hizashi Hyūga.


As an Akimichi Chōji utilizes the calories he eats, and converts them to chakra in order to perform his technique which is the primary reason for his as well as the members of his clan’s physical size. Chōji’s most pronounced ability is his huge physical strength, being the physically strongest member of the Konoha 11. Shikamaru hinted at Chōji’s power during the Sasuke Retrieval Arc, but it wasn’t until he broke them out of Jirōbō’s domee that the rest of Sasuke retrieval team believed in him. He is also proficient in taijutsu, as seen when he flipped Jirobo a skilled practitioner of the art, over without seeming to put much effort.

As an Akimichi, Chōji knows various secret jutsu that allow him to expand body parts to several times their original size, the most common of which is the multi-size technique. He utilizes this to perform his human bullet tank attack where he turns himself into a big ball and attacks opponents by running them over, shouting roll repeatedly as he does. He can also add spikes to this attack to make it more destroying with a chain of kunai. He can also use the partial multi-size technique to expand his arms and legs as well as other body parts. After the time skip, Chōji’s Spiked Human Bullet Tank does not involve kunai wrapped around him, but instead involves a technique that hardens his hair into extremely sharp spikes that cover his body, similar to Jiraiya’s needle jezo technique, after which Chōji spins rapidly. Also Chōji no longer needs to take any pills to perform the partial multi-size techniques. He recently explored calorie control technique which allows him to grow his chakra wings without using the colored pills.

Frequently Asked Questions :open_book:

How did Choji not die?

Choji was able to use a few very impressive techniques before his capture. This fight shows off his Spiked Human Bullet, and also Super Open Hand Slap techniques. No Choji does not die in Naruto.

Does Choji get skinny?

It was a quite heavy theme in Part I that Naruto was an idiot and that Choji was fat but now Naruto is able to defeat these genius opponents and Choji has lost weight and gained self-confidence.

What does Choji mean in Japanese?

According to some people from Virginia, United States, the name Choji is of Japanese origin and means “Butterfly”.

Is Choji stronger than Naruto?

At times her father Choji, has shown strength greater than even Naruto himself. But Chocho sometimes struggles with self-confidence. This can be a great detriment in feeling right in her own body and truly coming into her own abilities and feeling confident.

Does Choji kill Jirobo?

Yes, Choji killed Jirobo. The Sound ninja overwhelmed Choji at start, but he used the Akimichi clan’s special Three Coloured Pills to buff his own power and take Jirobo out. Choji warns Jirobo while he punches him out that you can make fun of his weight but you can’t make fun of his best friend Shikamaru.

Who did Choji marry?

Choji married Karui a kunoichi from Kumogakure who emigrated to Konohagakure. Karui first appeared in the Pain’s ■■■■■■■ arc but gained more screen time during the Five Kage Summit arc in which she attempts to gather information on then Leaf Village rogue ninja Sasuke Uchicha for kidnapping her master Killer Bee. Choji and Karui had a child named Chōchō who appears as a side character in Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.


Choji is a fictional character who was lacking self-confidence because of being fat but kindness was his greatest strength. He didn’t die in the series despite of being in near death situations quite often.

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