Plants Vs Zombies: They Live! Also, Are Live!

I suspect Laura is the person least likely to keep people chopped up in her basement. That's just the vibe I get.

Having spent all Thursday working on my World of Love presentation and Friday actually doing it, I’m catching up with the gaming Internet. Hence, seeing Kotaku linking on Thursday to Laura Shigihara’s performing the song she wrote and performed in Plants Vs Zombies, There’s A Zombie On Your Lawn. Ah, 2009 flashback. ‘Tis very cute, and you’ll find it below…


  1. Elyas says:

    Very cute!

  2. robrob says:

    Watching that has given me diabetes.

  3. Midnight says:

    Man, I wish I could do a zombie dolphin impression like that!

  4. Seeker says:

    Wow, I cant help but feel she fit the image I had of the singer in my head when I first listened to it really well.

    • Mil says:

      Yeah, she even resembles the sunflower that was singing in that video. Probably not a coincidence, I would guess.

  5. Metal_Circus says:

    Literally, this is the cutest thing ever.

    • Grunt says:

      I this SHE is the cutest thing ever. How could you not love her to bits?

    • Dominic White says:

      Even her website is adorable, in the same way that sleeping kittens are. The girl has refined ‘cute’ to an artform.

    • Chaz says:

      Couldn’t imagine having rough sex with her though.

    • Kid A says:

      I can. The quiet ones are always hiding something.

    • suibhne says:

      Whoa, whoa! Red light!

    • Kid A says:

      Green light. Commence Operation: Front Lawn Invasion.

      (You will now no longer be able to look at that sunflower in the same way ever again.)

    • Tei says:

      Re: dirty subthread

      You guys could have offended me, but I was inocurated with the SMBC vaccine. HAHA.

  6. Baka says:


  7. Zach says:

    This made my day … nay, week! ^_^

  8. HarbourMaster says:

    *sniff* this is just the thing to pull me out of my Neptune’s Pride funk

  9. Bowlby says:

    I have an innate distrust of anything that cute.

  10. Tei says:

    Cuteness crits Tei for 90000 points of damage.

  11. Man Raised By Puffins says:

    Also worth mentioning for anyone who wasn’t already aware; awesome zombie noise man George Fan was the lead dev behind Plants v Zombies.

  12. airtekh says:

    I couldn’t help smiling all the way through that. Cute and funny.

    Also, her cat’s called Metroid? Awesome!

  13. YogSo says:

    Has she recently moved home? Or have they barged in an empty house (with an out of tune piano)? :P

    • Chris D says:

      Its not so much that it’s out of tune, more that it’s distorting really badly.

    • YogSo says:

      It wasn’t meant to be taken as a real criticism, I added it to my “empty house” joke because she said herself it was going to sound a bit funny.

  14. TeeJay says:

    A load of cool little Laura Shigihara tracks here: link to

    If you think her zombies song is too cute then just listen to her Japanese-language version:

    Laura Shigihara – Uraniwa ni Zombies ga!

  15. Supertonic says:

    I think I just fell a little bit in love.

  16. Fumarole says:

    What a great way to start the weekend.

  17. YogSo says:

    So, I was checking her site through that link TeeJay posted above, and discovered this other video of her piano improv of the greatest music ever to grace a Final Fantasy game. Officially in love now (as if I wasn’t after the Plants Vs Zombies video).

    • airtekh says:


      You can say what you like about Final Fantasy games in general, but that doesn’t take away the fact that Nobuo Uematsu is a musical genius.

      He’s probably the main reason I have such fond memories of Final Fantasy VII.

  18. paddytehpyro says:

    Perfect tune to this sunny and happy day \o/

  19. Shnyker says:


  20. haircute says:

    Tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! When will this era of cloying sweetness pass? I want some dread and depression, plz

  21. Gloria says:

    Hey i been playing “Plants VS Zombie” This video is great and i admit she’s cute.

  22. Mad Doc MacRae says:

    Adorable. :3

  23. geldonyetich says:

    Contrary to the song lyrics, there’s an inherent danger that this YouTube video will generate Internet stalker zombies on her lawn.

  24. Nick says:

    The guy doing the zombe impressions is great.

  25. Peter Radiator Full Pig says:

    Any talented RPSers out there able to transcribe the song for piano?
    Actually, a better one would be the song for Dr Zomboss Revenge. You can see her playing the notes, though not all.
    Unfortuantly, i myself cant.
    Heres hoping.

  26. Spinoza says:

    It has to be something terribly wrong with me , but i didn’t like it at all. Sigh.

  27. Tei says:

    *hurge to watch again Nodame Cantabile risssing*

    • IvanHoeHo says:

      DO IT.

      That’s what I’m doing. Season 1 is not that long, anyway.

  28. Karthik says:

    It’s just not the same without the “Sunflower!” (“Himawari!”) at the beginning. :(

  29. Gatsby says:

    That has made me so proportionately happier.

    • Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

      so desu ne~*

      *gosh, I so love to sound like a japanese teenage girl, mwahahaha…

  30. Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze, PhDD says:

    “2009 flashback”? What kind of flashback is that? What is with this neo-hipster I’m-so-cool-and-calendar -edge-cutting thing internets people seem to have? I can understand that in a kid of 16 for whom a year is like a lot of time, but I would’ve thought Mr. Gillen has already been there a while ago.

    In fact, I’m gonna play the odds and say he’s been there at least twice =P

  31. Rinox says:

    A wonderful girl (and designer) singing a wonderful song for a wonderful game. Awesome.

  32. Digit says:

    Wicked, that was great. Superb work! :) How did that guy do the zombie dolphin sfx so well too :o

  33. gribbit says:

    Hello? Wilford Brimley? I think I need to start testing my blood sugar as often as I should.

  34. Tei says:

    Re: comic sans

    The guy thas has created this blog has not idea of graphics, web designs of fonts. Look at the title of his blog:

    On the internet, you NEVER write titles as images. But If you do, and is text like this one, you uses something like GIF. Using JPG garante poor legibility because the jpg artifacts

    Nowdays we have things like sIRF or Cufon, or one of the standard fonts, or one of the more extended.

    Comic Sands don’t need any defense, serve a purpose, but with “friends” like this dude, sure, don’t need enemies.

  35. Jerricho says:

    In the director’s cut, at the end she bursts into a cloud of kittens, ducklings and petals.

  36. Junior says:


  37. Will says:

    Yeah, it makes my hayfever go nuts!