Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
At first John appears to be Gin's rival when he 'steals' the pheasant from Gin. He is a well-trained hunting dog that has travelled the world with his master, Hidetoshi and taken down various wild animals including beasts from Africa. He responds to commands in English. He angers Gin when he kills Akakabuto's cubs because Daisuke just killed their mother and as babies they were innocent. Despite the few quarrels, Gin and John become friends. John wanted to feel out the Ou pack and at first didn't think they were worthy enough to join but after challenging the leader he changed his mind and made himself loyal to the group. He joins back up with Ben's group by the Iga house and he kills some Kogas. John is a great asset to the group and kills enemies very quickly.
Ginga Densetsu Weed
In Ginga Densetsu Weed John is one of Ou generals. He gets imprisoned in Northern Alps by Hougen and his army. John manages to escape with Hiro, Reika and three dogs loyal to Ou - Tomi, Roshi and Lefty, but the group is quickly chased by back by Hougen's army. John, Tomi, Roshi and Lefty stay to fight the enemies while Hiro and Reika have chance to escape. John fights bravely, but he is criticaly wounded and he loses his life against Hougen and his men.