Mawaru Penguindrum, Punch Line Recommendations
Sad stories featuring an ensemble cast at many points of their lives. Similarly beautiful visuals, and both develop their characters through relationships and pasts rather than real time progression.
Both anime tend to lead the viewers to believe that they are about to watch a silly, ridiculous, and fun ride of an anime. And while that is true for both anime, underlying those factors both of these series hold a more series, dramatic tone with plot twists and developments that will surprise you pleasantly.
While Mawaru Penguindrum leads people into thinking they are about to watch a comedic anime about cute penguins and Punchline leads people to think they are about to watch an anime about...well, fanservice, both have darker aspects lying underneath those things, and because of that Punchline is similar to Mawaru