John the Priest
Name John Brown
Birth Date January 5
Age 20 (as of Vol. 5)
Gender Male
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Height 168 cm (5'5")
Occupation Priest
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Blood Type A
Status Alive
First Appearance Episode 1
Voice Actor Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese)
Jason Liebrecht (English)

John Brown is a nineteen year old (now 20) Caucasian catholic priest from Australia who learned to speak Japanese with a Kansai accent, thus giving his sentences a rather odd, humorous structure. Good-natured and helpful, he helps Mai and Naru however he can.

Appearance and Personality Edit

John is the "cutest" male of the group, with the shortest height (of the guys) and an innocent demeanor. He is a Caucasian male of implied Australian birth, and speaks with a Kansai accent, having learned Japanese as his second language.

He appears to be one of the most trusting members of the group, and also shows a great deal of empathy towards those affected by spirits. He does also seems to be the most humble and is willing to work with Naru the day he meets him, despite not knowing him. Unlike many of the group, he does not appear quick to extreme reactions, making him one of the more easy-going members of the group. Because of this, he is often seen attempting to calm others down and break up disputes (though his attempts are oftentimes too soft to be effective).

Skills and Abilities Edit

John is one of the more capable people in the group. His speciality is exorcising, particularly humans. His means of exorcism is spraying holy water while reciting the first passage of John from the New Testament of the Bible. In most cases, SPR relies on John's exorcisms whenever a human is being possessed by a spirit. He has no power over anything that doesn't fear the Glory of God (like Urado, or gods), but his power does not harm the possessed, as Monk's does, and is more consistent than Ayako's exorcisms.

John also has some strong connections to the Catholic church. Of course, this is because of his profession and religion, but it is also implied that he may have some other motives/connections due to his becoming a minister, not to mention exorcist, at such a young age.

 In Live-action filmEdit

In January 2014, French model and actor Théo Gauchet has been announced to play John Brown in the Live-action films scheduled for December 2018.