The Akimichi clan is a clan that is able to quickly convert calories into chakra, which they then use in their hidden technique, multi-size technique and its various related body enlargement jutsu. Most of these techniques are known to rapidly consume the user's chakra upon activation, and maintaining them during a prolonged battle can be tiring, which is probably why the Akimichi are prone to eating a lot in order to constantly replenish their chakra reserves.
As a tribute, members of the clan wear the kanji for "food" (食, shoku) on the their clothing. If standard calories aren't enough for a battle, Akimichi can use the clan's three colored pills to convert excess fat into chakra, at the cost of one's health.
The Akimichi clan has a special relationship with the Nara clan and Yamanaka clan. For generations, members of these three families have formed an "Ino-Shika-Chō trio", named after the first part of the names of the members. The Akimichi members are the "Chō" in the trio. To strengthen the unity between the three clans, a member of the Sarutobi clan will give them special earrings to present to each generation when they swear their oaths. The earrings also symbolize that they are considered adults by their respective clans.
|Choza Akimichi |