Shin Shirayuki-hime Densetsu Prétear, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Recommendations
Both appear to be very cute/generic but end up being way more then that..
like Pretear story turns out to be more dramatic and madoka magica story turns out to be more darker then at first sight.
Both of these magical girl titles start out light-hearted, but have a darker twist to them as the story progresses. While Madoka has that twist much earlier in the show and Pretear has a slower start, both end up being darker than your average mahou shoujo anime. One of the key ideas in Madoka is also explored in Pretear, though in a slightly different way. This is a spoiler though, so you'll just have to watch them to find out. Overall, both are mahou shoujo series that are more than meets the eye, though Madoka has a much higher art and writing quality and Pretear
Prétear and Puella Magi Madoka Magica are two magical girl anime featuring a pink-haired schoolgirl learning they have the potential to use magic in order to fight enemies made out of negative energy and can suck the energy out of people. Both series also take a turn that make them an unusually dark magical girl anime as well (especially in Madoka Magica's case).