The Hōgen Arc is the second arc of the manga and anime series Ginga Densetsu Weed. In the anime the Hōgen's arc begins with episode 6 and ends with the final episode 26. In the manga it begins in volume 3 and ends in Volume 30.
This arc revolves around a big harlequin Great Dane named Hōgen, who is planning to rule over Ōu himself, killing everyone who resists or whom he just don't like. He captures the Supreme Commander Gin as a decoy, beats him and tortures him whenever he feels like it. While Gin's right hand John, and his friends Hiro and Reika, tried to escape, he killed him after he shielded his two friends and resisted begging for his life infront of his army.