Hifuu Club Activity Record ~ The Sealed Esoteric History
Hifuu Club Activity Record ~ The Sealed Esoteric History (秘封活動記録 ~ The Sealed Esoteric History Hifuu Katsudou Kiroku ~ The Sealed Esoteric History) (Chinese: 秘封活动记录 ~ The Sealed Esoteric History) is an animation project developed by the Chinese circle Kyoto Fantasy Troupe.
It revolves around the many events in the lives of Maribel Hearn and Renko Usami, and it's presumed that it will also feature details on the backstories of other Touhou characters and Gensokyo itself.
The first installment of the series was released on November 24, 2014; and serves as an opening for the series, rather than an actual episode.
On April 15, 2015; a remastered version of the first PV was published on different Chinese video-streaming websites.
On October 2nd, 2014, Kyoto Fantasy Troupe revealed the first teaser for their first animated project.
It features Maribel Hearn and Renko Usami as the main characters. However, the teaser briefly shows animated motions of other characters like: Remilia Scarlet, Yukari Yakumo, Kanako Yasaka, Suwako Moriya, and Reisen Udongein Inaba.
It also shows the creators' own rendition of living Yuyuko Saigyouji, a vengeful phantom Minamitsu Murasa, and Byakuren Hijiri of the past; which is why it's assumed the series will also center in less-common characters' backstories.
On November 24, 2014, Kyoto Fantasy Troupe released the first installment which serves as the opening for the series. The opening uses the track Farewell Tour by Yonder Voice from the album of the same name.
Later, on April 15, 2015, a remastered version of the opening was published, which also promoted the supplementary manga Recollections of the Moon (月の追憶) that will provide background information for the first episode.
Hifuu Club Activity Record -Moon-
On October 2nd, 2014, Kyoto Fantasy Troupe released a promotional video for the first episode titled Moon (月 Tsuki) which showcases scenes with Maribel, Renko, and Kaguya. In it, they said that they hope to release the first episode before the end of the year.
It will mainly focus on the past events on the moon such as the First Lunar War. The episode was released on December 29, 2015 at Comiket 89.
This episode also had a supplementary manga titled Recollections of the Moon (月の追憶) that provided background information for the episode.
The soundtrack for the first episode, 秘封活動記録 -月- ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK by Yonder Voice, was released at Reitaisai 13.
A voiced-over version of the first episode was later released at Comiket 90. It was then subsequently released on YouTube and other video sites on August 12, 2016.
Hifuu Club Activity Record -Prayer-
On May 27, 2017, Kyoto Fantasy Troupe released a promotional video for the second episode titled Prayer (祝 Houri) which showcases scenes with Maribel, Renko, and Sanae.
The full episode was released fully voiced on August 11, 2017 at Comiket 92.
The story mainly focus on the events surrounding the Moriya Shrine and the characters of Sanae, Kanako and Suwako, as well as Yayoi, an original character.
The OP song was arranged by RD-Sounds from Diao ye zong with vocals by
Since Episode 1
- Maribel Hearn — Kana Hanazawa
- Renko Usami — Eri Kitamura
- Kaguya Houraisan — Mamiko Noto
- Suika Ibuki — Ai Shimizu
- Yuyuko Saigyouji — Ai Kayano
- Eirin Yagokoro — Sumi Shimamoto
- Yukari Yakumo — Kikuko Inoue
- Watatsuki no Toyohime — Haruka Tomatsu
- Watatsuki no Yorihime — Ayako Kawasumi
- Reimu Hakurei — Asami Imai
- Marisa Kirisame — Kana Asumi
Since Episode 2
- Sanae Kochiya — Nao Touyama
- Yayoi Kochiya — Kaori Nazuka
- Suwako Moriya — Yuka Iguchi
- Kanako Yasaka — Atsuko Tanaka