Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Houkago no Pleiades (TV) Recommendations
There are many blatant and obvious features in both anime series that make them increasingly similar to one another. For the most part, both are based off the mahou shoujou series and feature their magical powers. Although minor, both also have 5 people in the protagonist's group which makes comparison much easier between the two. Aiming for a goal, both groups' themes are based off friendship and their power extracted from them. The art style and music from both are equally beautiful and pretty though it may differ from time to time. Ultimately, Houkago no Pleiades and Mahou Shoujou Madoka Magica are similar in several
Both series have similar aspects in both the story and the characters. As for the characters, they happen to be five friends who become magical girls and also uses the same variety of colors for the costumes. As for the story itself, in both series is approaching the end of the world, the enemies are controversial as to which side they really are and the protagonists become magical girls thanks to an alien. If you liked Houkago no Pleiades, you will like Madoka as it seems the most developed and dramatic version of a similar story.