''The Cosmopolitan Prayers'' or ''[=CosPrayers=]'' for short is an 8-episode MagicalGirl show by m.o.e. about an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, Koto Hoshino, who gets sucked into a parallel world and is recruited by the titular team of magical girls to fight evil and free the sun goddess Amaterasu, whom Koto was accidentally tricked into sealing away.

On the internet, the series is probably best known for inspiring the minor meme "worse than ''[=CosPrayers=]''," in which the show is used as a litmus test to determine the relative quality of other shows, e.g. "So you say X show is really terrible, but is it worse than ''[=CosPrayers=]''?"

Has nothing to do with {{Cosplay}}.


* AnimeChineseGirl: In and You, complete with {{Odango}}.
* ArabianNightsDays: Remi's costume
* BarrierMaiden: Priscilla's specialty is shields, which she creates with her sash.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Takitsu]]
* BladeOnAStick: Scarlett fights with a three-bladed spear.
* BraidsBeadsAndBuckskins: Iko's costume
* ByThePowerOfGreyskull: "Charm Up!"
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: [[spoiler: Takitsu is a white-haired girl with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] who dresses [[DarkIsEvil all in black]], which probably should have tipped off the heroes that she's secretly evil.]]
* CrucifiedHeroShot: In Episode 6, the girls all get bound to crosses as part of a weird ritual. One of them even [[spoiler: gets whipped by her love interest so hard that her [[ClothingDamage clothes tear off]].]]
* DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler: The dark knight is actually the girls' mentor in disguise, and the dark towers are there for everyone's protection.]]
* DarkMagicalGirl: The Dark Mikos
* ElegantGothicLolita: Takitsu
* {{Fanservice}}: A major feature of the show.
* FrillyUpgrade: When the girls do a finishing move, they power up to a slightly fancier version of their usual outfit. Scarlett gets trim on her wimple and a longer skirt, Remi gets a face veil and a bigger waist-bow, etc. They all get another much foofier FrillyUpgrade [[spoiler: in the final episode.]]
* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: The girls defeat the villain by [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower singing in unison]]. Rainbows are also involved.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Remi, reflecting her desire to stay a child forever.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 2.5.
* HumongousMecha: The White Goddess
* {{Jerkass}}: Scarlett
* LadyOfWar: Priscilla
* LimitedAnimation
* MagicalGirlWarrior: With a priestess/cosplaying theme.
* MeaningfulName: All of the girls' MagicalGirl names are references to their cultural themes: Miko has a Japanese theme, Sister is a reference to European nuns, Dian = (American) Indian, Rabian = Arabian, and Sari is East Indian.
* OffModel
* {{Pantyshot}}: Plenty of 'em.
* PunBasedTitle: The title is an engrish pun on "cosplayer."
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: Takitsu]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Takitsu is the villain and she's been manipulating the heroes to help her all along. Destroying the dark towers is what will free her.]]
* SingleMindedTwins: In and You. They even talk in unison.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Remi and her giant lazer bazooka.
* TheSmartGuy: Iko
* SpinOff: ''Hit o Nerae!'' and ''Love Love?'', both of which make it clear that ''[=CosPrayers=]'' is a fictional TV show; ''Hit o Nerae!'' deals with the producing side of production, while ''Love Love?'' deals with the screenwriting/casting/directing side.
* TentacleRope: Koto gets tied up and suspended upside down by the slimy tongue-tentacles of one MonsterOfTheWeek. She's wearing nothing but a leotard when this happens, and the camera thoughtfully provides [[MaleGaze several close-up shots]] of her crotch and tentacle-bound thighs.
* TrainingFromHell: Scarlett puts Koto through this.
* TransformationSequence: Averted; unusually for a MagicalGirl show, the girls transform instantaneously with just a flash of light.
* TransformationTrinket: The Cosmo bracelets.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: In the first episode, Koto and the others get stuck in the parallel dimension.
* VirginPower: Only pure-hearted virgins can be [=CosPrayers=].