If you need recommendations for anime like Puella Magi Madoka Magica, this ranked list has you covered! Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a classic anime series that shows you can’t trust a show by its art style alone; a story can be so much darker underneath bright pastel colors and a pair of big glittering eyes. Incredibly misleading, the show originally drew viewers in as just your average magical girl anime with puffy dresses and superpowers included. However, things began to grow a little dark when the storyline’s thread unraveled and showed just how dark the reality of fighting supernatural beings with mystical powers can be.
Anime seems to have always taken a liking to plots like these because they give you some shock value. There are plenty of anime like Puella Magi Madoka Magica that won’t leave you longing for more unexpected twists, such as Magical Girl Raising Project, which holds the same formula as Magi Madoka, or Made in Abyss, which had an adorable look while being incredibly dark. Vote up the Puella Magi Madoka Magica recommendations you'd most want other fans of the series to check out.