Despite poor animation, Higurashi brings a unique and potent horror experience that will stick with you for days or weeks on end.
Magia Record takes the world you know from Madoka and shows us how it would be like in a bigger city full of networking Magical Girls. There is a bit of a firehose effect with the number of characters and amount of story here, though.
For having the same writer, composer, and animation studio that brings us Fate/Zero and the Heaven's Feel movies, Garden of Sinners has stellar animation and music for a boring, unconvincing story.
An eerie finish (?) to the Madoka series that keeps the curveballs coming. Inu Curry's unsettling abstract animation is back and Yuki Kajiura's soundtrack is phenomenal, but the story can be tricky to follow.