Choji Akimichi is one of the main secondary characters of Naruto series. He is chunin-level shinobi of Konohagkure's Akimchi clan and a member of Team Asuma. Along with his team-mates, he is part of a Ino-Shika-Cho trio, just like their fathers were later seen talking on the roof of a building while Choji was still upset over the way he was treated by the other childen, saying the Akimichi were fat and stupid. His father told him that few people have a heart as kind and caring as his, and one day he would meet someone who would see that in him and respect him for it, and that eventually they would be the best friends. Soon after, Shikamaru arrived. Choji recognised him as the one who defended him earlier, and asked Shikamaru why he wasn't playing the game, to which Shikamaru responded that it was too troublesome. He then told Choji that he liked to come up there to watch clouds and that Choji happened to be sitting in his spot. Choji moved over to give him space.