''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 two {{Spinoff}}, Hit o Nerae! and Love Love?, both of which make it clear that ''[=CosPrayers=]'' is a fictional ShowWithinAShow; 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=]:

* 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.
* ThemeTwinNaming: In and Yoh (Japanese for Yin and Yang).
* 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=].

!!Tropes relatives to Love Love?:

* AccidentalPervert: Naoto that in the first two episodes grope Youko (first) and Natsumi (second) breast. Also happen in the episode 12 where she accidentally strip naked Natsumi.
* BecomingTheMask: The girls aware that Naoto is the script writer and thaey seduces Naoto in the pretense of gaining more roles in "Cosprayers" a child TV show, but ends developing feeling for Naoto (with the exception of Miku).
* BettyAndVeronica: Natsumi is Betty and Youko is Veronica to Naoto.
* CherryBlossoms: The first school day has this.
* ChivalrousPervert: Naoto.
* DyeHard: InUniverse. Youko is a readhead girl, but she turn blonde for her character in "Cos-Prayers".
* {{Ecchi}}
* {{Fanservice}}: Many types, from PantyShot to nudity and FanserviceCostumes.
* {{Foil}}: Natsumi believe that she was only enlisted for her looks and that her acting is of poor quality while while Youko is confident in her acting skills, but unsure of her looks.
* HaremAnime: 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.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Mitsuki of ''Hit Wo Nerae''.
* HotSpringsEpisode: Episode 3 with nudity included.
* IndulgentFantasySegue: Naoto in episode 5 where he every times start to talk normally with one of the girls until...she start a TransformationSequence and end wearing only a NakedApron. Naturally the last part is all in the Naoto's head.
* MarilynManeuver: In the first episode happen with Hikaru and, after, to Natsumi during a CherryBlossoms scene (for the joy of Naoto).
* OlderThanTheyLook: Sayaka. Her short height and childish behavior commonly lead people to believe she is younger than her actual age of 14.
* OutnumberedSibling: Hikaru who grew up with 6 older brothers.
* PantyShot: Plenty of 'em, especially with Natsumi.
* PlayboyBunny: Girls wear this in the episode 5.
* PrecociousCrush: Miku actually likes the producer Kenjirou (nicknamed Dracula).
* PrimalFear: Miku has a fear of heights which frequently causes problems during stunts.
* SecretKeeper: 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. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that the whole cast had secretly known that Naoto was the script writer from that start.]]
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Natsumi is under the belief that she was only enlisted for her looks and that her acting is of poor quality.
* TokenMiniMoe: Miku Hayasaka. At age 11, she is the youngest member of the cast.
* {{Tomboy}}: Hikaru.
* VoiceChangeling: Sayaka is skilled at imitating voices.

!!Tropes relatives to Hit wo Nerae!:

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Mitsuki's little brother plays repetitive pranks on his older sister Ikita by fliping up her skirt to reveal her printed panties to let the public see how childish she is and ridicule her.
* ButtMonkey: Mitsuki is 25 years old, but all who know here think of her as being a very infantile woman, partially due to her wearing childish fashions, but also due to her short stature (only 146 cm tall.)
* DirtyKid: Mitsuki's little brother really love flip skirt. Besider her sister, in the episode he flip the skirts of all the Cos-Prayres main cast!.
* {{Ecchi}}
* {{Fangirl}}: Mitsuki is a fan of the detective movie genre. She was planning to work on the third installment of the detective genre film, "The Rowdy Detective". The film is canceled, and she suddenly finds herself chosen to be the assistant producer of a new film.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Naoto Ooizumi, script writer that works closely with Mitsuki, is the main character of "Love Love".
* {{Fanservice}}: Feauture PantyShot and partial nudity.
* MarilynManeuver: In a special, both Sayaka (before) and Natsumi (later) end on the same subway grate.
* {{Meganekko}}: Mitsuki.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Mitsuki is often mistaken for a grade schooler due to her height and appearance.
* PantyShot: Provided by all the girl, mostly by Ikita unintenionally.
* ThePrankster: Mitsuki's little brother and Sayaka that acts childish, sometimes lifting the skirts of her fellow cast members to reveal their panties.
* SelfMadeWoman: Mitsuki try to be this. She is a movie producer with a good deal of experience producing R-rated films.
* TheStoic: Kenjirou.
* UnknownRival: Kenjirou. He was originally intended to be the producer for the new film but decides to take a break. He watches Ikita's failures and comments on them throughout. As a result, Ikita hates him, but he is not aware of this fact.