This cube craft paper toy is John, a German Shepherd, based on the adventure manga Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, the papercraft created by scarykurt. John was Hidetoshi's hunting dog, but joined the wild dogs after losing a fight for leadership with Riki. At first reluctant to trust anyone, he eventually becomes close to Gin. John is notoriously snobbish and rude, but his fight with Riki seems to give him a much-needed dose of reality.
In the manga, John is Hidetoshi's hunting dog. As he meets the young Gin, he at first, becomes his rival at who to defeat Akakabuto with their masters. One night, when Gin snuck out to find the wild dogs which he spotted on a hunt with Daisuke John follows him, also wanting to figure out more about the wild dogs. John approaches the wild dogs in an arrogant and cocky way, quickly attacking the first platoon leader, Ben, but their fight gets called off as the bear Madara kills Hasset.
The wild dogs didn't want to risk more soldiers and flee, much to John's disgust. As the wild dogs and Gin jump over a cliff, John stays behind to fight the bear, being too stubborn and proud to flee.
The wild dogs help Gin chase Madara away, and Ben admires both their courage and let them meet their boss. The leader and the group of wild dogs gathering to defeat Akakabuto doesn't impress John saying that it's weak to gather in a group. Gin decides to travel with the wild dogs, but made John promise to stay behind and take care of Daisuke. John promised to do that.
One day Daisuke ventured out to go bear hunting, but soon got in over hanging danger. John stepped in and was about to save him, as the wild dogs' leader Riki appeared and killed the bear before John. Daisuke had passed out and the two dogs fought to test each others strength. John was defeated and then joined the Ohu soldiers. As Gin struggled with defeating the Koga dogs' leader Kurojaki, John ran into Hyena, who was trying to re-join the group, and the two spied on Kurojaki. John then attempted to capture Kurojaki, but failed. He then joined Ben's platoon and traveled alongside Gin, facing dangers like meeting Benizakura.
John was present in the final battle and helped his comrades to defeat the bears led by Akakabuto. After the battle, he and the pack howled for those who lost their lives. Some time after the final battle, a pack of wolves captured Cross and her puppies. A new conflict began.
In the anime, John came to Ohu as Hidetoshi's hunting dog and eventually became a friend of Gin. After Gin joined the wild pack of dogs, John went to fight the leader, Riki. However, he lost the fight, for the first time ever, and decides to work for him. He then returns to spy on the Koga dogs and then joins the pack with Gin as the new leader.
He also travels along with Gin to Shikoku to recruit more dogs. His role is alomost identical to that of the manga, with the Wolf Arc being absent.
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