Choza Akimichi (秋道チョウザ, Akimichi Chōza) is the father of Choji Akimichi and former teammate of Shikaku Nara and Inoichi Yamanaka, and together they were the previous Ino-Shika-Cho trio. The kanji on his chest armor means "food". Choza is the head of the Akimichi clan and was part of the first "Ino-Shika-Cho Trio" alongside Shikaku Nara and Inoichi Yamanaka, his name being the Cho part of the group name. He is seemingly a gentle and caring man with great wisdom and understanding of the world, and has deep love for his son, Choji. Like the rest of his clan, he had a large appetite, and was prone to eat everything on an entire page on the menu. Like his son and the rest of his clan, Choza used the special technique that allows him to change calories into chakra. As the leader of his clan, it is highly logical that he is skilled in all his clan's secret techniques. With this he has been seen using both the Super Multi-Size Technique, the Human Bullet Tank and the Partial Multi-Size Technique, which all revolved around the clan's special ability to increase the size of their various body parts.