But Sakura is canonically flat as a board, even by middle school
So what are some decent magical girl shows?
I also vaguely remember watching some magical girl show ages ago that was about a magical MILF who was supposed to pass her magical powers to the next in line, but she didn't want to for whatever reason.
From what I've seen, not really. It seems you either end up with the otaku aduience (Illya, etc) or you end up with the "it's designed for little girls but otaku occasionally (or often) watch it" audience (PreCure, etc).