So… a voiced monologue was hidden in the film. Yup. I feel like I might be late to the party, but I decided to translate it anyway:4 posts omitted. Click reply to view.
"Once upon a time, in the distant future, there were girls who made deals with animals that hailed from another planet.
In exchange for having one of their wishes granted, they were given magical powers and fought with frightening monsters.
The girls in every world had their wishes granted. Countless girls fought the monsters. And in the end, every single one of them used up their power.
It is said that the girls who held magic had a secret legend passed down among them. When they were to disappear from the world, a magical goddess would appear to guide all magic girls to a wonderful land. She would guide them to a wonderful land with no sadness or regret."
Yes, it says, "Once upon a time, in the distant future"…
I don't get it, either, though time and space is so messed up in this series, it could mean a lot of things. I wonder if anyone else heard about this or picked it up during the film… For now, I'll keep those who don't know yet guessing. =P
A few fixes to mine and the alternate translation:
"All kinds of worlds" is probably more accurate, as "arayuru" means something like, "every possible thing of [following word]".
But it seems the translator made some liberal changes to aspect. Some of the grammar is in confusind tense in Japanese, but through general context, it is actually being told like a fairy tale that has already happened, switching aspect in the end to potential progressive form. Also, "kanashimu koto mo nikushimu koto mo nai" would be something more like "no sadness or anything ugly or hateful", so their translation might be more accurate in that sense, but "regret" is the underlying usage of the term in the original series, so I used it here. Take that however you like. =3
Maybe the (apparently not so) unintelligible part at the beginning?
You can hear a muffled voice during the whole "Soul Gem Fall" scene.
Headphones might be required.