edit"The Complete Ino-Shika-Chō Formation"
Ino Shika Cho vs. Asuma
(完璧な猪鹿蝶!!, Kanpeki na Inoshikachō!!)
Episode data
Previous "True Kindness"
Episode Naruto: Shippūden #274 (Watch Online)
Next "A Message from the Heart"
Arc Fourth Shinobi World War: Confrontation
Manga Naruto Chapter #533, Naruto Chapter #534
Opening "Assault Rock"
Ending "Shout This Voice Dry"
Japanese August 9, 2012
English December 27, 2014
"The Complete Ino-Shika-Chō Formation" (完璧な猪鹿蝶!!, Kanpeki na Inoshikachō!!) is episode 274 of the Naruto: Shippūden anime.


Attacking his teacher for calling him fat, Chōji stops midway before landing the blow, stating that he was unable to harm his sensei. Not given the same options, Asuma deflects his old chakra blade thrown at him by Shikamaru before being forced to attack Chōji. Deflecting the attack, everyone is shocked to see Chōji reacting before realising that Ino had transferred her consciousness into Chōji. Calling for the young man to recognise the situation they were in, Ino tells him to remember what those earrings symbolised before Asuma unleashes another searing cloud of ash which Chōza uses his body to protect them from. Calling for his son to start acting like the sixteenth head of the Akimichi clan and the oath he took to protect as such. Recalling the oath he had taken, Chōji grows his butterfly wings, surprising everyone. Shocking his comrades with the amount of weight he was losing they begin to worry believing that he had ingested one of the Three Coloured Pills, Chōza corrects them saying that Chōji was instead using the clan's calorie control technique and would be fine. Deciding that he was no longer needed there, Chōza left apologising that his son had been a hindrance thus far and that this would no longer be the case. Preparing the Butterfly Bullet Bombing technique, Chōji is joined by his comrades as they prepared their revised attack. Resting on Shikamaru's back, Ino uses the Mind Clone Switch Technique to take control of two fallen White Zetsu Army clones and engages Asuma in battle. Supporting her, Shikamaru uses his shadow to rob Asuma of a foothold, leaving him open for Chōji to punch Asuma into a nearby rock formation. Before being sealed, Asuma tells the trio that their formation had been perfected — something he states that he couldn't say before. Motivated, Chōji grows to gigantic proportions and declares that he was going to end this battle and required their help to which they emphatically agree.


Role Seiyū
English Japanese Rōmaji English Japanese Rōmaji
Shikamaru Nara 奈良シカマル Nara Shikamaru Shōtarō Morikubo 森久保祥太郎 Morikubo Shōtarō
Chōji Akimichi 秋道チョウジ Akimichi Chōji Kentarō Itō 伊藤健太郎 Itō Kentarō
Ino Yamanaka 山中いの Yamanaka Ino Ryōka Yuzuki 柚木 涼香 Yuzuki Ryōka
Asuma Sarutobi 猿飛アスマ Sarutobi Asuma Jūrōta Kosugi 小杉十郎太 Kosugi Jūrōta
Chōza Akimichi 秋道チョウザ Akimichi Chōza Nobuaki Fukuda 福田 信昭 Fukuda Nobuaki
Infant Chōji 幼少チョウジ Yōshō Chōji Yūmi Kawashima 川島 悠美 Kawashima Yūmi
Allied Shinobi Forces' Shinobi 忍連合の忍 Shinobi Rengō no Shinobi Taira Kikumoto 菊本 平 Kikumoto Taira
Shinobu Matsumoto 松本 忍 Matsumoto Shinobu