In my humble opinion, I feel that Pretear did the plot of “magical girl becomes the thing she’s fighting against” so much better than Madoka Magica. Don’t get me wrong- I adore the whole visual atmosphere of PMMM’s witches, but I always found them somewhat lacking aside from that. The story of Takako, on the other hand, was so much more fulfilling.
There’s basically a war between fans thinking there should be more fluffy magical girl shows or more dark ones and I’m just sitting here like, there should be both! There should be all kinds more magical girl shows, more Western magical girl shows, more obscure ones like Utena, more romantic ones like Pretear, more elemental ones like WITCH and Rayearth, more that teach morals for little kids and ones with more drama for older fans! There should just be more magical girls in general!