Anime / CosPrayers

The Cosmopolitan Prayers or CosPrayers for short is an 8-episode Magical Girl show by m.o.e. about an Ordinary High-School Student, 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 two Spinoff, Hit o Nerae! and Love Love?, both of which make it clear that CosPrayers is a fictional Show Within a Show; Hit o Nerae! deals with the producing side of production, while Love Love? deals with the screenwriting/casting/directing side.

Has nothing to do with Cosplay.

Tropes relatives to CosPrayers:

Tropes relatives to Love Love?:

  • Betty and Veronica: Natsumi is Betty and Youko is Veronica to Naoto.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Naoto.
  • Fanservice
  • Harem Anime: During the first episode Naoto has an intimate encounter with each of the show's actresses and he gradually starts developing feelings for the show's main heroine, Natsumi Yagami.
  • Hero of Another Story: Mitsuki of Hit Wo Nerae.
  • Panty Shot: Plenty of 'em, especially Natsumi.
  • Precocious Crush: Miku actually likes the producer nicknamed Dracula.
  • Primal Fear: Miku has a fear of heights which frequently causes problems during stunts.
  • Secret Keeper: Naoto is the 17-year-old script writer of the fictional children's TV show Cosprayers, although apparently only the show's producer, Mitsuki Ikita, is aware of this. To the rest of the cast he is simply the Making Of camera man. It is later revealed that the whole cast had secretly known that Naoto was the script writer from that start.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Natsumi is under the belief that she was only enlisted for her looks and that her acting is of poor quality.
  • Tomboy: Hikaru.