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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.

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Tropes relatives to Love Love?:

  • Accidental Pervert: 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.
  • Becoming the Mask: 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).
  • Betty and Veronica: Natsumi is Betty and Youko is Veronica to Naoto.
  • Cherry Blossoms: The first school day has this.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Naoto.
  • Dye Hard: In-Universe. Youko is a readhead girl, but she turn blonde for her character in "Cos-Prayers".
  • Ecchi
  • Fanservice: Many types, from Panty Shot to nudity and Fanservice Costumes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hot Springs Episode: Episode 3 with nudity included.
  • Indulgent Fantasy Segue: Naoto in episode 5 where he every times start to talk normally with one of the girls until...she start a Transformation Sequence and end wearing only a Naked Apron. Naturally the last part is all in the Naoto's head.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: In the first episode happen with Hikaru and, after, to Natsumi during a Cherry Blossoms scene (for the joy of Naoto).
  • Older Than They Look: Sayaka. Her short height and childish behavior commonly lead people to believe she is younger than her actual age of 14.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: Hikaru who grew up with 6 older brothers.
  • Panty Shot: Plenty of 'em, especially with Natsumi.
  • Playboy Bunny: Girls wear this in the episode 5.
  • Precocious Crush: Miku actually likes the producer Kenjirou (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.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Miku Hayasaka. At age 11, she is the youngest member of the cast.
  • Tomboy: Hikaru.
  • Voice Changeling: Sayaka is skilled at imitating voices.

Tropes relatives to Hit wo Nerae!:

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: 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.
  • Butt-Monkey: 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.)
  • Dirty Kid: 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.
  • Hero of Another Story: Naoto Ooizumi, script writer that works closely with Mitsuki, is the main character of "Love Love".
  • Fanservice: Feauture Panty Shot and partial nudity.
  • Marilyn Maneuver: In a special, both Sayaka (before) and Natsumi (later) end on the same subway grate.
  • Meganekko: Mitsuki.
  • Older Than They Look: Mitsuki is often mistaken for a grade schooler due to her height and appearance.
  • Panty Shot: Provided by all the girl, mostly by Ikita unintenionally.
  • The Prankster: Mitsuki's little brother and Sayaka that acts childish, sometimes lifting the skirts of her fellow cast members to reveal their panties.
  • Self-Made Woman: Mitsuki try to be this. She is a movie producer with a good deal of experience producing R-rated films.
  • The Stoic: Kenjirou.
  • Unknown Rival: 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.


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