Choji, the lovable foodie of the Naruto series, is renowned for his insatiable appetite and curvaceous figure. But don’t let his love for munchies fool you; he’s a strong and caring shinobi with a heart as big as his stomach.
Despite a few close calls, Choji survives to this day, much to the delight of his admirers. He’s even settled down with a wife and kid, yet somehow still doesn’t get enough screen time. Come on, give the man some love and let him show off his moves!
Table of Contents
- Choji Near Death Encounters
- 1. Choji vs Jirobo
- 2. Team 10 and Kakashi vs. Hidan and Kakuzu
- 3. Pain Invasion
- 4. Choji vs Reincarnated Jirobo
- Does Choji Kill Jirobo?
- Is Choji Alive in Boruto?
- Does Choji Die in Boruto?
- Who Did Choji Marry?
Choji Near Death Encounters
Some fans fear that Choji met his maker in Naruto. Well, let me assure you, Choji is still kickin’ it! He’s had more close calls than a cat with nine lives, but he’s a fighter, and he’s come out on top every time.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive some of Choji’s brushes with death.
1. Choji vs Jirobo
In the “Full Throttle Power! Chōji, Ablaze!” episode, we saw our favorite foodie go toe-to-toe with Jirobo, one of The Sound Four chunin. And let me tell you, it was no picnic.
To gain the upper hand, Choji had to use Akimichi’s secret colored pills, which convert your body fat into chakra. The dude ate so many, he turned into a human battery! But there’s a catch. Each pill is like a slow-acting poison that messes up your body, and the third pill will leave you so malnourished, you’ll be begging for a sandwich.
Despite the risks, Choji took all three pills to take down Jirobo. It was a Pyrrhic victory, though, as poor Choji was left on the brink of death as a result. The guy looked like a shriveled raisin! But thankfully, Tsunade, the Fifth Hokage, saved the day and cured him of the poison.
2. Team 10 and Kakashi vs. Hidan and Kakuzu
The mission: to avenge Asuma Sarutobi. But revenge is a dish best served cold, and these guys were hot-headed as a habanero pepper.
Choji, in particular, was so mad about his Sensei’s death that he was eager to rumble. He charged in like a bull and, before you know it, got caught by Kakuzu’s extendable arm. Choji was choking like a fish out of water, but luckily, Shikamaru came to the rescue. With some brilliant tactics from Shikamaru and some help from Naruto, they finally took down Hidan and Kakuzu.
If you missed it, go watch episodes 83 through 88 of Naruto: Shippuden. It won’t disappoint!
3. Pain Invasion
The Pain invasion was like an extended nightmare. Choji was in the thick of it, almost taking a missile to the back. The good news? Kakashi was there to save the day. The bad news? He did it at the cost of his life, which is like winning the lottery but losing the ticket.
Let’s recap how it all went down. Kakashi protected Choji so he could deliver crucial information to Tsunade, the Hokage – information he got by challenging the Deva Path. He put up a good fight, but got his butt badly kicked.
He was left immobile, so Choji was the only one who could deliver the information to Tsunade. But then the Asura Path fired a missile at him like he was a clay pigeon. Kakashi knew he had to act fast, but using his last bit of chakra on Kamui to stop the missile would result in his death. But he did it anyway. That’s what true ninjas do.
But fear not: Choji delivered the message to Tsunade, and Kakashi was later revived by Pain’s heavenly life technique. All’s well that ends well!
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4. Choji vs Reincarnated Jirobo
Choji had to face his old foe, Jirobo, once again, but this time Jirobo had a little something extra – he was brought back to life (kind of) by Kabuto’s Reincarnation Jutsu.
In episodes 303 through 305 of Naruto: Shippuden, we saw Choji take on Jirobo as an undead powerhouse, but this time, he left his colored pills at home – with his newly honed skills, he no longer needed them! Choji fought valiantly, but still couldn’t seem to defeat the undead Jirobo.
Luckily, Naruto and his team came to the rescue and teleported Choji and his team away. Phew!
Does Choji Kill Jirobo?
Did Choji send Jirobo to the shadow realm? You betcha! At first, Jirobo was flexing his cursed mark muscles, leaving Choji in quite the pickle. But Choji had a trick up his sleeve – the Three Colored Pills, aka the secret recipe to Akimichi clan strength.
With his newfound power, Choji gave Jirobo a one-way ticket to the afterlife.
Is Choji Alive in Boruto?
Yes, he is alive and well in the sequel series, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, and has even grown a majestic beard. He’s also got a daughter, ChoCho, who is a crucial character in Boruto.
Plus, he’s taken over as the Akimichi Clan’s head. Sadly, we don’t get to see much of him in action, so we can’t confirm if he’s still snacking during battles.
Does Choji Die in Boruto?
Only time will tell. But let’s be honest, he’s probably just going to be left in the dust as a forgotten character. Seriously, have you noticed how little screen time he’s getting? It’s like the writers completely forgot about him and his giant appetite.
Who knows, maybe he’ll come back with a vengeance and start using his jutsu to make oversized snacks to defeat his enemies. But until then, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
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Who Did Choji Marry?
Choji’s heart was stolen by the lovely Karui, a fierce kunoichi from Hidden Cloud who packs a mean punch. She didn’t get much screen time in the series, but she left a lasting impression on Choji.
After a whirlwind romance, they tied the knot and settled down in Konoha with their daughter, ChoCho. Their relationship was never explored in the show, so we can only imagine the moments they shared off-screen.