Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, AKB0048 Recommendations
Both Anime take their genre and make it darker then what we normally get, one being "pop idol" and the other being "magical girl". Both have a devirce cast of characters and a story line that draws people in and makes one fall in love with the characters. The designs are also very detailed.
the story is quite different, but somehow, there is the same feeling and vibe