|Other names||Sony Balboa|
|Family||Tubbs Balboa (possible brother)|
|First appearance||Request 05: The Entertainer|
Appearance and Personality
Sonny is described as the "muscle-headed" brother of the "fast-talking" Tubbs. He's the more relaxed of the pair, and at times has to calm Tubbs down.
Sonny Balboa is a member of the famous American comedy duo, the Balboa Brothers, alongside Tubbs Balboa. The two began as unsuccessful action stars, appearing in a minor role of the film Indochine Syndrome as a pair of kung-fu fighters. In 1998, they found their first real success with the joint US/Kanto production A Front Line in Louisiana. Sonny starred as a middle-aged CG programmer puppeting a virtual idol that only exists on TV, played by Sayaka Baian. The film was originally intended as a drama, but the brothers' acting style turned it into a successful comedy. Between the film's completion and release, Baian committed suicide, which greatly saddened the brothers. They were later interviewed about their career for the Lospass Guidebook.
Flower, Sun, and Rain
In 2001, the brothers travelled to Lospass Island to stay at the Hotel Flower, Sun, and Rain. They reached the island by boat, using the Croak Croak Frog setting of their "∞ System" speakers. After performing a film stunt and riding over a wave, Tubb's afro wig was lost at sea. Upon reaching the hotel, they realized their reservations had been made under their screen names, and were unable to prove their identity without the wig. Sumio Mondo happened to be staying at the hotel, and was forced to help the two if he wished to head to the airport. He acquired a mop head to use as a wig, and returned their speakers to a normal size, helping the brothers prove their identity to Edo Macalister. Sonny offered Mondo their autograph, which he asked to be given to Edo instead. After this, the airplane exploded outside.
Later their autograph was seen by Toriko Kusabi, which Edo proudly displayed on the inside of the hotel's front door.
|One of the Balboa brothers, a very physical actor.|
Occupation: Comedy Film Actor.
Place of Birth: America
- Sonny and Tubb's names are based on the characters James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, from the American crime drama series Miami Vice.
|Flower, Sun, and Rain characters|
|Main Characters||Sumio Mondo · Catherine · Toriko Kusabi · Christina · Remy Fawzil · Yoshimitsu Koshimizu · Sundance Shot|
|Hotel Staff||Edo Macalister · Sue Sding · Mati Sding · Stuart Rock|
|Hotel Guests||Sister Phantom · Yayoi Hanayama · El Crasher · Mr. Pirate · Maria Nicharesuk · Stephan Charbonie · Sonny Balboa · Tubbs Balboa · Seiji Fujieda · Yuuri Otowaya · Shoutaro Kai · Daizaburo Kai · Gunji Takaoka · Natsuko Akai · Tokio Morishima|
|Others||Ken Sakurabi · Step Sding · Sundance Ritz · Hana Kaburagi · Tetsugoro Kusabi · Sundance MIC · Forest Navigators · Fantasistas|
|Mentioned||Dragon · Lumberjack Flowerstar · Alberto Ferrente · David Chapman · Igor Ishizakaski · Sayaka Baian · Kamui Uehara · Red · Sumio Kodai|